General Information

What is involved in the job?

The job involves working with clients of a variety of ages and overcoming different mental or physical health problem such as depression, schizophrenia, addictive behaviors or eating disorders.  The skills needed for this job are problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, job tasking and organizing, significant use of memory, finding information, working with others, patience, observational skills, note taking, communication skills and trustworthiness. (Psychology.about.com)

Where does this profession work?

Clinical psychologists work in a variety of places such as hospitals, government offices, private corporations, colleges and universities, K-12 schools, and private practices. (Psychology.about.com)

When do most people enter this profession?

Most people become a psychologist after they have completed their doctoral degree and an internship. This usually occurs after college. (bls.gov)

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Why is it an important career?

Clinical Psychology is an important career because it helps shape society today by helping others overcome their obstacles, anxieties, habits and disabilities.  It also allows people who have mental or physical disabilities to grow into happier and more comfortable people in society  Lastly, it allows people to just talk about their feelings to someone they can trust and express themselves to.

Educational Requirements:

Most clinical, doctoral, and research psychologists need a doctoral degree.  Psychologists can complete a Ph.D. in psychology or doctor Psychology (Psy.D.) degree.  Students always complete a one year internship as part of a doctoral program. Moreover, to become licensed, psychologists must have completed one or more of the following: predoctoral or postdoctoral supervised experience, an internship (a student or recent graduate undergoing supervised practical training), or a residency program. (bls.gov)

 

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