30/11/2020

Categories: Psychology, Postgraduate

The Importance of Personal Development for Psychologist Training

Professional and personal development are essential for any profession, but for trainee psychologists, it’s a vital step in achieving self-improvement and growth. Studies have shown that personal development programmes are especially important for beginner psychologists, helping them find effective strategies to cope with burn-out and other potential challenges.

The MSc Psychology course at the University of Bolton is a great platform for psychology graduates looking to enhance their practice, and our tutors will help you focus on personal growth, aligning the modules to support your career ambitions.

Effective psychologist training

We work with you to develop a tailored professional and personal development plan to ensure you get the most out of your master’s degree. Not only does this programme act as a platform for further study at doctorate level, but it also opens up doors for a range of career paths.

While some psychology graduates become professional psychologists, others move into other related fields, including teaching and education, careers guidance, human resources, and much more.

Develop self-awareness

One of the most important steps of personal development is building self-awareness. Being able to reflect on your own skills is vital to self-improvement. There’s also a lot of evidence supporting the beneficial effects of personal therapy for trainee psychologists, so understanding oneself first is considered to be absolutely key.

Study at the University of Bolton

If you are interested in personal and professional development, it’s important to choose a university with a good reputation. The University of Bolton was one of the first universities to establish degree courses in this subject area, and our department is well-respected in the industry.

We are also in the Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020), as well as No.1 in the North West for Teaching Satisfaction in Psychology Courses (The Guardian University League Tables 2021).

Furthermore, students have voted us No.1 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Psychology Courses (Complete University Guide 2021), so there’s nowhere better to study for your master’s.

To enrol in January 2021, go to our MSc Psychology course page.

 

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