Pavlov's Couch

A Psychology Student's Mental Experience

Placement Interview Take: 2

I have an interview tomorrow for another placement. This one is even better than the last one -ideal in fact! Maybe my lack of success in the last one was for the best. I have heard that they didn’t employ anyone for that role, so I don’t feel so bad about it now!

This placement is at Collingham Child and Family Centre, based in Kensington. The centre provides day and residential care to children between the ages of 5-14, who have severe and/or complex mental health issues. The multi-disciplinary team at the centre employs a number of different approaches and tailors the care plan to the individual, as well as involving, supporting, and educating the child’s family. I am very excited about this because this is exactly the kind of work I want to ultimately go into!

So I have been doing my interview preparation work, and learning from my mistakes last time in the progress. I have been researching the organisation, how it fits in with its parent organisation (CNWL NHS), read the annual reports, looked up key players in the company (although I immediately forgot them thanks to my poor memory!), and have been preparing my answers to the likely questions, as well as a few questions of my own. This time I am going in confident that if I don’t get the role, it won’t be my performance in the interview that has let me down.

Wish me luck!

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