child psychologist

by: Taylor Ball

What is it

Of particular importance to the specialty of clinical child psychology is an understanding of the basic psychological needs of children and adolescents, and how the family and other social contexts influence the socio-emotional adjustment, cognitive development, behavioral adaptation and health status of children

Roles, Schooling, abilitys and skills needed

Counseling child psychologists take a behavioral approach to emotional problems with children and adolescents. These child therapists focus on helping their patients to develop ways to use their own strengths to cope with issues, and they counsel entire families when necessary.

required education: Doctoral Degree

requirements: 1-2 years professional experience, state license, post doctoral internship

Abilitys: ability to listen to the child, understand what the child is saying and being patient as something's may be hard for the child to talk about