Psychologists are very important people; they help millions of people with their everyday struggles and problems that they have to deal with. Not only do psychologists help people with problems that they cannot handle on their own, they also are scientists who study human minds and behaviors. With being a psychologist, there are many different careers to choose from within this profession (Explore Health Careers). The first type of psychologists to choose from is a clinical psychologist. Clinical psychologists help people with counseling and psychotherapy.
Research Psychologists study people and behavior. They study what people think, do, and feel. Research Psychology would be a major satisfaction in this line of work because I want to interact with the human body. Counseling and Clinical Psychologists help people solve life and mental health problems. They begin determining the level of the patient’s troubles.
The career I chose to write about is Clinical Psychology. A clinical psychologist’s job is to diagnose and treat behavioral and mental behaviors. There are many types of jobs in the field of clinical psychology. Clinical psychologists can work in various populations ranging from children to elderly. In order for one to have a career in clinical psychology, obtaining a master’s degree is required.
Clinical psychologists work with people with emotional and mental problems (Career Discovery, 1997). A clinical psychologist basically prevents, evaluates, and treats mental and emotional disorders in individuals. “Disorders range from minor problems of adjustment and normal psychological distress related to biological growth, to more severe conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, and those requiring patient institutionalization” (Specialty, 1995). People who want to work in this field must be emotionally stable and personable. “Patience, compassion, sensitivity, and leadership skills are especially important in a clinical setting” (Specialty, 1995).
The brain can bring untold mysterious in the world. Imagine someone that could somehow solve the puzzle of the brain. A clinical psychologist is someone who dedicates his or her career to bringing these pieces together. With knowledge of each puzzle piece, a clinical psychologist works among people with emotional health to physical health ‒ using various methods to construe the puzzle. Becoming a clinical psychologist can be a rewarding career, both for the psychologist and the patient, despite the highly competitive and intense educational program.
When they have an assessment they look at the factors of personal distress, social, work, as well as physical, and mental disorders etc. The Assessment Procedures include an interview, behavioral and administration and interpretation of the tests they do on the individuals (“Society of Clinical Psychology.”). Clinical psychologists treat people with emotional conflicts and personality disturbances by bringing them to group therapy sessions, rehabilitation, and also help them learn others’ approaches to situations whether it’s social or workplace. The purpose of these treatments and sessions is to assist mentally ill patients with their psychiatric problems, help them adapt to situations, and make the road to recovery as smooth as possible. According to Society of Clinical Psychology Clinical Psychologist can work in “variety of setting individual practice, mental health service units, managed healthcare organizations, hospitals, schools, universities, industries, legal systems, medical systems, counseling centers, governmental agencies, ... ... middle of paper ... ... individually ("1 Clinical Psychology.").
On the other hand, psychoanalytic approach, the therapist must engage in to help the client solve their issues at hand whether is from not accomplishing a developmental stage in their life to problems that were never dealt with. However, these approaches are very different in every aspect. In this paper, I will discuss those differences, how it will be incorporated and challenging the diversity. I will elaborate on my personal beliefs about each one and will use resources from class and scholarly journals to express my decisions. Person centered theory has received enormous amount of research to help therapist treat their clients accurately and accordingly.
Clinical Psychology Clinical psychology can be defined as the “branch of psychology that concerns itself with the assessment and treatment of mental illness and disability”. Therefore, a clinical psychologist assesses patients for any behavioral, emotional, and/or mental problems and then make a diagnosis and develop a treatment for the patient. They nurse personal issues that patients have and also help with chronic and severe conditions. The requirements to be a clinical psychologist include a master’s degree, but a doctorate is sometimes necessary. Many states require a state license, professional work experience, and in specific states such as New Jersey, to be fluent in Spanish.
As a clinical psychologist, my responsibilities and duties would include: studying and diagnosing mental, emotional, and behavioral problems; treating and helping my clients; and consulting with other trained psychologists on the best way to help the patients. Being a private practice clinical psychologist means that I can set my own schedule. Most clinical psychologists work during normal business hours and sometimes on the weekend to work around clients’ schedules, however. I believe that I will set my workdays and hours as deemed fit to help my patients to my full capability. Clinical psychologists make a good bit of money in their job field.
I really feel like this career would be a fulfilling one, and helping people would help me achieve that. Another reason I might be good at psychology is that I have a need to achieve (as I learned in the StrengthsQuest and in the Values worksheet,) and to become a licensed Psychologist, you at least need to have a master’s degree. I don’t think any of my values would be challenged if I chose this career path, especially since building real relationships is one of my major strengths (as revealed by basically all of this semester’s work,) and building a (albeit, professional) relationship with the