Life has come full circle for UNE graduate Alice Hone.
Having completed her undergraduate Psychology studies and then Master of Clinical Psychology with us, Alice is now working as a clinical supervisor at the UNE Psychology Clinic. It's where she did one of her own clinical placements three years ago.
"I studied at UNE for six years," says Alice, who originally hailed from Orange. "When this opportunity came up, I jumped at the chance to return to Armidale."
Not only did Alice already know many of the clinic's professional staff; she was familiar with the needs of the New England clientele. In this supervisory role, she can also draw on recent personal experience.
"It was not that long ago that I was a Masters student myself and I can remember what that's like," said Alice, who topped her Honours year and was awarded the University Medal.
"Now that I’ve been out in the field and have experience under my belt, it’s fantastic to be able to provide the same level of support and guidance to Masters students that I once received. To be able to grow and develop as a professional back in this setting is a nice life cycle process."
UNE psychology Masters students conduct some 55-60 clinical assessments every 20 weeks at the clinic, co-located with the UNE Medical Centre on Armidale Hospital grounds. They provide psychological therapy for a range of rural clients under full clinical supervision.