1 hr 3 min

Getting unstuck | Organizational psych to therapy with Dr. Elizabeth Wierba Psych Mic

    • Social Sciences

Elizabeth Wierba, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with an independent private practice in Ann Arbor, MI, and a lecturer in Psychology at The University of Michigan for 18+ years. Liz completed a doctorate in Organizational Psychology and a postdoctoral fellowship from the School of Information, both at The University of Michigan. Her career as a psychotherapist began with a postdoctoral Respecialization in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. She has worked in a diverse array of therapeutic, educational and business settings, and volunteered with several non-profit organizations. 

In this episode, we discuss:
Liz realizing she didn't want to be a doctorWhat she wish she knew before grad school Bad mentorship experiences & changing advisors in grad schoolHow to find the right advisorsWhy organizational psychology?Realizing organizational psychology was not her passionHow teaching helped Liz decide she wanted to be a therapistMaking career pivots later in lifeWhy failure was a giftAsking others what you're good atRespecializing in clinical psychologyFinding her talent & passionWhy she loves being a therapistThe flexibility of private practiceWhat type of person would be good at therapy? How do you figure out if you're not?What skill, quality, or general factor has served Liz no matter where she went?
To submit questions for future speakers and to get even more career tips, follow @psych_mic on Instagram and visit psychmic.com to sign up for the newsletter, where you'll get career tips, grad school resources, and job opportunities straight to your inbox!

Music by: Adam Fine 

Elizabeth Wierba, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with an independent private practice in Ann Arbor, MI, and a lecturer in Psychology at The University of Michigan for 18+ years. Liz completed a doctorate in Organizational Psychology and a postdoctoral fellowship from the School of Information, both at The University of Michigan. Her career as a psychotherapist began with a postdoctoral Respecialization in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. She has worked in a diverse array of therapeutic, educational and business settings, and volunteered with several non-profit organizations. 

In this episode, we discuss:
Liz realizing she didn't want to be a doctorWhat she wish she knew before grad school Bad mentorship experiences & changing advisors in grad schoolHow to find the right advisorsWhy organizational psychology?Realizing organizational psychology was not her passionHow teaching helped Liz decide she wanted to be a therapistMaking career pivots later in lifeWhy failure was a giftAsking others what you're good atRespecializing in clinical psychologyFinding her talent & passionWhy she loves being a therapistThe flexibility of private practiceWhat type of person would be good at therapy? How do you figure out if you're not?What skill, quality, or general factor has served Liz no matter where she went?
To submit questions for future speakers and to get even more career tips, follow @psych_mic on Instagram and visit psychmic.com to sign up for the newsletter, where you'll get career tips, grad school resources, and job opportunities straight to your inbox!

Music by: Adam Fine 

1 hr 3 min