Becoming a psychologist has be a long-held dream for Eloise Silburn, now close to completing her studies she's excited about her future and the opportunity to work with clients to achieve their goals.
Master of Clinical Psychology
At RMIT there's an equal focus on coursework, practical placements and supervised research work. This balanced combination is the reason I chose to study at RMIT.
For me, psychology is about understanding the uniqueness of each individual.
I’ve been interested in psychology since high school. The more I learnt about the career options, the diversity and the overall nature of psychological work the more I wanted to study it.
At RMIT there’s an equal focus on coursework, practical placements and supervised research work. This balanced combination is the reason I chose to study at RMIT.
I really enjoy working at the RMIT psychology clinic. The clinic is close to campus and working there has given me practical experience under extensive supervision. I’ve gained skills and qualities from experienced psychologists, knowledgeable academics and also my classmates.
As part of the program, we’re required to do external placements. I’m completing a six-month placement at what I would describe as my “dream job” working at a local hospital. I get a great sense of achievement when I work with clients to help them achieve their goals and reach their potential.
Now that I’m at the point of being able to work with clients, the six years of study, all the hard work and late nights have been worth it.
Eventually I’d like to complete a PhD, but right now I’m working towards becoming the registered psychologist I’ve always envisioned becoming.