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We All Wear It Differently

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We All Wear It Differently is a podcast interview series that aims to entertain and inspire early career psychologists by illustrating the diverse world of psychology through conversations with colleagues, peers and mentors.

amy felman square 300x300Says founder of We All Wear It Differently, Amy Felman, "I’ve found that speaking with, listening to and reading about other psychologists has really helped me to stay focussed and motivated to work towards developing a career in psychology I’m passionate about. It has also opened my eyes to the incredible diversity the psychology profession has to offer. Basically, this is the stuff that my colleagues and I wish we’d known earlier in our careers." 

Specifically, Amy set out to inspire early career psychologists to:

  • Discover lesser-known fields of psychology
  • Gain insight into specialty areas
  • Be motivated and inspired by hearing the stories of other psychologists – including their highs and lows
  • Learn about the specific challenges of different fields and how to overcome them
  • Learn about the rewards of working in particular fields
  • Discover how you can combine different streams of psychology in your career
  • Get advice about how to develop your confidence early on
  • Get ideas on books to read and other resources
  • Get self-care advice

We All Wear It Differently does all that and more. To date, Amy has combined her careers in radio and psychology to conduct almost 50 of the most thought provoking, human interviews you could ever hope to hear. 

In August this year, a fellow psychologist, Sheridan Meulblok from Sophrosyne Psychology introduced Amy and I. Before I knew it, Amy and I were over an hour into our interview - a new thing for me!

Amy sent me a list of questions to help me prepare and she'd certainly done her homework on me. The nerves almost got the better of me in the days leading up to the recording of our interview, afterall, we psychologists are accumstomed to asking the questions, not answering them!     

Only a few moments in however, I felt like I was talking to my best friend - in fact, I'm pretty sure I suggested to Amy that we should be best friends! Her openness and warmth and genuine interest put me immediately at ease. In fact, I'm afraid I might've been too comfortable! Not only that, but I found the entire process therapeutic and much more emotional than I'd anticipated. I've had friends who've known me my entire life comment that they learnt new things about me after hearing the interview.

So if you're at all interested in hearing about how I got into psychology in the first place while living in Spain, or how I juggled work and breast cancer treatment, then follow this link to my We All Wear It Differently podcast titled When the Professional Becomes Personal.

Warning: You'll need a good hour up your sleeve as Amy couldn't shut me up once I got started...

I'm excited to announce that Amy has agreed to repay the favour and will be featured in an up-coming Conversation on the Couch! I can't wait to post her interview.

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As always, thank you for reading and/or listening! We look forward to your comments and don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter on the home page. You can find Amy at We All Wear It Differently.
Until next time, Jodie x.
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Jodie Fleming

Jodie Fleming, a clinical & health psychologist, is an avid, curious and open observer of human behaviour. She's passionate about all things psychological, writing, running, swimming, travelling, stand-up paddle boarding, anything that involves other people, and her dog Mortimer plus around a million other things and people.

After spending much of her career normalising common human experiences to her clients, most of whom feel isolated in their experiences, Jodie decided to cast the net of her messages even further in order to connect people, human-to-human, and The Psychology of It was born.

She hopes to increase a sense of connectedness between us, as opposed to focussing on the differences that our comparative brains seems so readily programmed to do.

The Psychology of It aims to de-stigmatise mental illness and promote better mental health care.

"I'm excited to say that The Psychology of It is my muse - the place where I am able to bring all of the pieces together - where I can write for you about everyday life, demystifying the psychological science behind it and provide you with some handy tools to make your life the most meaningful life you can live."

thepsychologyofit.com.au

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