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What’s the hardest part of being a psychologist

Do you get 2nd hand trauma? Do you get to pick what kind of issues you get to deal with? #music

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Yes, second hand trauma happens, as well as burnout. The hardest part of psychologists I know of is burnout from working with depressed/suicidal people. Some psychologists work in the research field, which is just as important as working with individuals. Others do school psychology, testing and evaluations, or work with clients in certain specialities. It helps to diversify your career to minimize burnout and trauma.