It’s common for psychologists with provisional registration to experience elevated stress and anxiety levels during their placements and internships. This is entirely normal, as the initial stages of becoming a registered psychologist involve extensive learning, exposure to various mental health challenges, and diagnostic presentations. While supervision is effective in the early learning stages, managing stress, balancing workplace requirements, and preventing burnout can be challenging. If you’re a provisional psychologist struggling to keep up and feeling completely stretched, you’re in the right place.
Positive Wellbeing Psychology is dedicated to helping early career psychologists manage the anxiety and stress often associated with psychology registration pathways.
The journey of becoming a registered psychologist in Australia requires new learnings. It also requires being assessed and graded by a Board-Approved Supervisor and AHPRA, often resulting in stress and the need to strike a balance between work-life, home life, and time dedicated to rigorously meeting the requirements. Our psychologists have first-hand experience with these demands. It may be beneficial to reach out if you are struggling to find a balance. Below we share some of the more common warning signs that you might be struggling.
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How can a psychologist help with managing stress during the provisional psychologist registration pathway?
At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, our psychologists are well-acquainted with the 4+2 and 5+1 Internship Pathway as well as the Psychology Board requirements for becoming a registered Psychologist in Australia. With a GP referral, you can access Medicare rebates on up to 10 sessions per calender year.
Our warm and compassionate psychologists frequently provide support to allied health professionals and psychologists in the process of obtaining their provisional registration, helping them enhance self-esteem, manage stress, and prevent burnout in their workplace settings.
At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, we offer flexible appointments with our psychologists during the day, evening, or weekends, both in-person at our Melbourne psychology practice or online via telehealth.
Our team of psychologists hold full registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Agency (AHPRA) and adhere to ethical guidelines as mandated by the Psychologists Registration Board and Australian Psychological Society. Our clinical practice is grounded in evidence-based treatment approaches to support early career psychologists with workplace stress and undertaking their provisional psychology registration.