Episode 025: Meet a Clinical Psychologist: Sarah Victor


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In this episode, we meet clinical psychologist, Sarah Victor. She explains what a clinical psychologist does, and how it differs from other types of psychologists and other mental health professionals like social workers & psychiatrists. Sarah describes her research on non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide. She is interested in identifying the between-persons factors that increase risk for these problems, as well as within-persons factors that contribute to short-term changes in self-harm risk in daily life.

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 Show Highlights

  • 02:00 - 05:30   Sarah's research on self-injury, suicide and adolescents
  • 07:00 - 12:00   How clinical psychologists differ from other mental health professionals
  • 12:00 - 15:30   Skills needed to be a clinical psychologist
  • 21:00 - 28:00   Signs student are distressed and what to look for

 Show Quotes 

"I often tell students who are interested in pursuing a career in psychology that there's no one right answer." [9:45-10:15] Sarah Victor

"A lot of times people think about psychologists as being good listeners -- which we definitely have to be. But sometimes people think of us as giving lots of advice, which we don't actually do too much of. If we were in a position to tell other people what they should do with their lives...that's not typically how that works, we're really trying to help the person find something that works for them." [15:05-15:30] Sarah Victor


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