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The Young Psychologist Weekend

Ages 15-18 Live Online or In-Person

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Overview

The Young Psychologist Weekend gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of Psychology through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of experienced psychologists over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’.

Attendance will give you an edge over other aspiring psychologists in the race for the best jobs and a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your university or college application.

Highlights
 

    An Immersive Experience of Psychology:

    • Expert psychologists will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including: 
    • Advising police during a live hostage negotiation
    • Communicating effectively with patients during a CBT session 
    • Deploying psychological techniques to improve a child's learning and behavioural development
    • Take part in a live experiment which explores memory and attention. Using neuropsychological techniques, you will have the opportunity to be an assessor and a participant

    Career Coaching for Future Psychologists:

    • You will be trained on how to fulfil your career ambitions in psychology
    • An action plan of how to gain get to the top, starting now
    • Coaching by experts on A-level/IB/college class choices, university/college and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

        An Audience With Top Psychologists:

        • Q&A time with a panel of high-ranking psychologists to ask your burning questions
        • Psychologists from the following areas of expertise: clinical, forensic, neuropsychology, and educational
        • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

          Boost Your University/College Application and CV/Resume:

          • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, research, communication, and real-life application of theoretical concepts
          • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

          *Patients will be played by actors. Mental health data is fictionalised but based on the real experiences of our professional psychologists

          Day 1: Clinical and Neuropsychology

          DAY 2: EDUCATIONAL AND FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

          Day 1: Clinical and Neuropsychology

          11.00amThe World of a Psychologist

          - Psychology as an understanding of human experience
          - Psychology and its various disciplines
          - The pressure and expectations

          11.30amThe Neuropsychologist

          - Discover the life of a neuropsychologist and learn how cognition and behaviour is linked to brain function.
          - Live demo: watch and learn as an accomplished neuropsychologist inspects the impact of an illness on the brain’s processes and mechanisms using neuroimaging
          - Carry out a typical neuropsychological assessment which examines someone’s memory

          1.00pmLunch Break

          2.00pmThe Clinical Psychologist

          - Coaching by clinical psychologists on how to effectively connect with your patients during therapy
          - Analyse psychological conditions using cognitive behavioural therapy and carry out live an initial assessment with a patient
          - Recommend the best treatment plan for your patient

          4.00pmCareer Coaching: Clinical & Neuropsychology

          - Your path to becoming a successful psychologist, starting now
          - A-level/IB/college class choices, university/college & subject choices
          - How to get the most impressive work experience

          4.30pmPanel Discussion

          - Live panel Q&A with psychologists from various disciplines
          - Key questions answered
          - Receive valuable advice

          5.30pmClose

          *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

          DAY 2: EDUCATIONAL AND FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

          11.00amThe Educational Psychologist

          - Work alongside a top educational psychologist, researching children's social, cognitive and emotional development and understand how intersectionality and adverse childhood experiences can impact their development and wellbeing
          - Carry out dynamic assessments and practice building rapport
          - Design and implement interventions, focusing on behaviour management, learning strategies and relaxation techniques

          1.00pmLunch Break

          2.00pmThe Forensic Psychologist: Assessing a Criminal

          - Assess the psychological state of an offender who is awaiting trial
          - Carry out an in-depth risk assessment on the criminal and devise an effective treatment plan
          - Receive feedback from an expert forensic psychologist on your approach when interviewing the offender

          3:00pmThe Forensic Psychologist: Hostage Negotiation

          - Experience one of the most exciting roles of a forensic psychologist and consult with police during a high-stakes hostage negotiation
          - Work together to ensure the best possible outcome
          - The Debate: does adverse childhood experiences absolve people from crime?

          4.00pmCareer Coaching: Forensic & Educational Psychology

          - Your path to becoming a successful psychologist, starting now
          - A-level/IB/college class choices, university/college & subject choices
          - Our top tips on getting into university, finding volunteering opportunities and work placements.

          4.45pmPanel Discussion

          - Live panel Q&A with psychologists
          - Key questions answered
          - Receive valuable advice

          5.30pmClose

          *exact programme format subject to change without notice

          Day 1: Clinical and Neuropsychology

          Day 2: Educational and Forensic Psychology

          Day 1: Clinical and Neuropsychology

          11.00amThe World of a Psychologist

          - Psychology as an understanding of human experience
          - Psychology and its various disciplines
          - The pressure and expectations

          11.30amThe Clinical Psychologist

          - Coaching by clinical psychologists on how to effectively connect with your patients during therapy
          - Analyse psychological conditions using cognitive behavioural therapy and carry out live an initial assessment with a patient
          - Recommend the best treatment plan for your patient

          1:30pmLunch Break

          2.30pmThe Neuropsychologist

          - Discover the life of a neuropsychologist and learn how cognition and behaviour is linked to brain function.
          - Live demo: watch and learn as an accomplished neuropsychologist inspects the impact of an illness on the brain’s processes and mechanisms using neuroimaging
          - Carry out a typical neuropsychological assessment which examines someone’s memory

          4.00pmCareer Coaching: Clinical & Neuropsychology

          - Your path to becoming a successful psychologist, starting now
          - A-level/IB/college class choices, university/college & subject choices
          - How to get the most impressive work experience

          4.30pmPanel Discussion

          - Live panel Q&A with psychologists from various disciplines
          - Key questions answered
          - Receive valuable advice

          5.30pmClose

          *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

          Day 2: Educational and Forensic Psychology

          11.00amThe Educational Psychologist

          - Work alongside a top educational psychologist, researching children's social, cognitive and emotional development and understand how intersectionality and adverse childhood experiences can impact their development and wellbeing
          - Carry out dynamic assessments and practice building rapport
          - Design and implement interventions, focusing on behaviour management, learning strategies and relaxation techniques

          1.00pmLunch Break

          2.00pmThe Forensic Psychologist: Assessing a Criminal

          - Assess the psychological state of an offender who is awaiting trial
          - Carry out an in-depth risk assessment on the criminal and devise an effective treatment plan
          - Receive feedback from an expert forensic psychologist on your approach when interviewing the offender

          3:00pmThe Forensic Psychologist: Hostage Negotiation

          - Experience one of the most exciting roles of a forensic psychologist and consult with police during a high-stakes hostage negotiation
          - Work together to ensure the best possible outcome
          - The Debate: does adverse childhood experiences absolve people from crime?

          4.00pmCareer Coaching: Forensic & Educational Psychology

          - Your path to becoming a successful psychologist, starting now
          - A-level/IB/college class choices, university/college & subject choices
          - Our top tips on getting into university, finding volunteering opportunities and work placements

          4.45pmPanel Discussion

          - Live panel Q&A with psychologists
          - Key questions answered
          - Receive valuable advice

          5.30pmClose

          Fees, Eligibility and Options

          This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. 

          Programme Fee:

          'Live Online’: £165/student for both days

          In-Person: £165/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2) OR £295/student for both days

          There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited.

          Venues, Dates & Locations

          London, UK

          In-Person

          19th - 20th November

          University College London (UCL)

          Bloomsbury

          London

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          Live Online

          In-Person

          19th - 20th November

          11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

           

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          In-Person

          19th - 20th November

          University College London (UCL)

          Bloomsbury

          London

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          Online

          19th - 20th November

          11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

           

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          AmbitionX

          As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

          COVID-19 Group

          If the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, including during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

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