Aksel Inge Sinding is a clinical psychologist and he has his own private practice for psychotherapy. He also works with innovation and e-Health, developing apps to help people with mental health problems online.
Besides his work, he publishes a lot of articles and gives lectures on organizational psychology and
Let’s go and chat with him!
- [1:35] – What Aksel does and what he studied.
- [3:12] – Why Aksel chose to study Clinical Psychologist
- [4:32] – Learning about the study period for a Clinical Psychologist
- [5:49] – How the psychology profession has changed throughout the years
- [7:57] – Technology that helps – Science within the psychology field
- [10:00] – Fear of needles – Aksel´s self-helping app
- [13:00] – The happiest day at work
- [14:24] – Are all psychologists mentally burned out from having to deal with other people all the time?
- [16:34] – Dealing with the doubts of becoming a Clinical Psychologist
- [19:40] – The job prospects for someone who has studied psychology
- [21:36] – Work and freetime – The balance between free time and work for a psychologist
- [24:16 ]– Becoming happier with psychology – Does studying Psychology make you happier?
- [26:30] – Aksel´s advice for someone who is interested in this career path
- [27:50] – Joining a music band and writing – The artistic side of Aksel
- [31:22 ]– Resources recommened for anyone interested in psychology
- [32:49] – What the future of psychology looks like
Books and movies mentioned in the interview
- The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients by Irvin Yalom
- ACT Made Simple: An Easy-To-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Russ Harris, with forewords by Steven C. Hayes PhD
- Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behavior by Michael Passer and Ronald Smith
- My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgård
- Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
- The Bridge Builders by Jan Guillou
- A Beautiful Mind, a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics.
- Good Will Hunting, the film follows 20-year-old South Boston laborer Will Hunting, an unrecognized genius who, as part of a deferred prosecution agreement after assaulting a police officer, becomes a client of a therapist and studies advanced mathematics with a renowned professor.
- The Sopranos, an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. Revolving around the fictional character and family of New Jersey-based Italian American mobster Tony Soprano, the show portrays the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and his criminal organization.
Links and other useful resources
- Psychology Tools, a website designed as a way to develop and share materials useful to psychological therapists.
- Centre for Clinical Interventions, a specialist state-wide program that is administered through North Metropolitan Health Services in Western Australia.
- Want to learn more about the different paths within the field of psychology? On the website of the American Psychological Association you can read about that, and a lot more!
- On CollegeGrad you can read about the average salary of a psychologist, and learn more information about the career path.
- PsykologSinding, psychologist Aksel’s own personal website and blog.
Software and other applications mentioned in the interview
- UpPsych, a website provides people all over the world with effective and easy-to-use programs for fighting mental health problems.
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