Would-be practitioners at risk

What protection is there for graduates eager to gain experience?

Complaints about the difficulty of securing assistant psychologist posts and places on the clinical psychology doctorate are familiar to your readers of the Letters page. One issue that has not received so much attention, however, is the risks that we graduates expose ourselves to in trying to get the experience needed for those posts and those courses.

After what seemed like an age of volunteering, unpaid internships and work experience, I was offered a paid post working in a charity’


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