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Ask the psychologist - does career shape identity, or does identity shape career?

Ask the psychologist - does career shape identity, or does identity shape career?

Update: 2021-10-13
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In the last two episodes of this podcast,  we spoke to Jess and Lachlan, and explored how many of us struggle to form a sense of self in our adolescent and young adult years. We also looked into how their career choices both reflected and shaped their identities.

In today’s episode, I sat down with psychologist Nicole Wright to unpack some of the key themes from these two stories.

Nicole is the owner of Rise Therapies, a practice with two clinics in Brisbane. An educational and developmental psychologist, Nicole has a specific interest in supporting women, athletes, performers and young people. 

Nicole also brings to her practice her own experiences of bullying as a child, and that’s just one of the many themes we touch on in this conversation. We explore the impacts of bullying on a person’s sense of self, difficulties in navigating and exploring identity as an adolescent or young adult, and how career choices can be both the result of and help shape our identities further.

If you want to find out more about Nicole and her practice, head to www.risetherapies.com.au, or you can find her on Instagram at @nicolewrightpsychologist

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Ask the psychologist - does career shape identity, or does identity shape career?

Ask the psychologist - does career shape identity, or does identity shape career?