Clinical Psycholgy

Yasmeen K. Mceachin

Clinial Psycholohy

is a broad branch of psychology that focuses on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Some of the more common disorders that might be treated include learning disabilities, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.

Description of job's duties

  • Clinical psychologists meet with clients to identify problems such as emotional, mental and behavioral in their lives. Through observation, interviews and tests, the psychologist will diagnose any existing or potential disorders. Then, together with the client, they formulate a program of treatment according to the client’s needs.

  • A clinical psychologist primary tasks are the assessment and treatment of mental health issues, including emotional or social disorders.

  • A clinical psychologist's job responsibilities may also include development and supervision of mental health programs.

  • Psychologists monitor the client’s progress on a regular basis to ensure that their needs are met by the course of action, and to adjust it if necessary.

Expected salary

Earn a median wage of $74,030.

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Educational Degress, Licenses and Certifications

Additional schooling is also usually necessary after the four year degree. This typically includes earning a Master's degree and Doctoral degree in clinical psychology. The first step toward becoming a licensed clinical psychologist is to earn a bachelor's degree.