Our Psychology Apprentices

Our Psych-Ed © psychology apprentices have completed or are in the process of completing their 4 year psychology degree program.  Our apprentices provide support to the Director to manage the clinic while being mentored by our intern psychologists. Apprentices assist with managing the clinic, training Stage 1 Psych-Ed © students, work on community projects.  At the completion of the Psychology Apprenticeship they will be awarded a Diploma in Leadership and Management (RPL) for their demonstrated skills interpersonal excellence, self management, efficacy and ethical data management. Apprentices are financially supported and the training program does not cost the apprentice in any way.  Financial support is negotiated with each apprentice individually and depends on their level of skill and capacity for working in our business model.

Alex Perey

My name is Alex and I am currently a Psychology Apprentice working at Vision Psychology (Mt Gravatt) and M1 Psychology (Loganholme). I am an enthusiastic and very social person with a keen passion for assisting people individually, or by implementing positive programs that many can benefit from. My passion for helping people to improve themselves began as an instructor at a Martial Arts academy in Strathpine, where I ran classes to help children and adults build confidence in themselves and achieve physical, mental and social success.

At university, I saw my passion for assisting others grow through three years of volunteer work within the UQ Psychology Students’ Association. In my final year, I was elected president of the Association and worked with a dedicated team to implement multiple programs to assist our 800+ members to improve their academic and social experience. I was particularly proud of our semester-long Free Textbook Loan program, our yearly Psychology Retreat, the Volunteer Research Internship program and the multiple social sport teams fielded each semester.

I am very excited to be able to translate this experience and enjoyment I feel assisting others to pursue their passions into a real-world program. I am currently working closely with Volunteers to help them improve their skills and understanding of the psychology profession. With the guidance of the current Psychology Interns, I am feeling confident I will be able to hit the ground running when I too start the Internship Program.