How do I become a psychologist?
How do I pursue a path in psychology?
What is the hardest part about being a psychologist?
How long will it take for me to be a certified psychologist?
It can be in any subject, but it may be worth considering a major that lends itself to a career in psychology, such as social work, psychology or sociology. Then, you will want to decide if you want to earn a doctorate-level degree. The reason you should make a decision at this point is due to the fact that many programs do not offer a terminal master's degree in psychology. In such cases, you will enroll in a graduate program after earning your bachelor's degree and then spend four to seven years working on your doctorate. To become a certified psychologist, you will need an undergraduate degree (four to five years of college) plus a doctorate degree (four to seven years of graduate school). For this specialty area, most people will spend between eight to 12 years in higher education.
The biggest reward of being a psychologist is often the biggest challenge of being a psychologist – helping people overcome and deal with their mental and emotional struggles. The fact of the matter is, dealing other people's problems on a daily basis is difficult. Most of us have a hard enough time wrapping our mind around our own problems, let alone everyone elses. Psychologists have to learn how to help their clients find effective and productive methods for dealing with their struggles without taking them on themselves. Successful psychologists must learn to separate their work life and personal life and practice effective stress management techniques.
Hope this was helpful Emmalee
But just like John said, the hardest part of being a psychologist can be remembering to be a human being. Because of the nature of what we do, we're required to be self-aware and pack our own problems away because you don't want it to potentially interfere with the client's you're working with. Sometimes you'll be put in ethical dilemmas and situations where there really is no right answer, so you'll have to use what they refer to as your "clinical judgment." It can be a tough field to work in, but it's also extremely rewarding and you'll definitely learn a lot if you choose to go down this path. Best wishes!
Many Psychologists often say that feelings of helplessness, the stress of dealing with clients' problems, the demanding educational requirements and the tedious nature of billing for payment are among the hardest parts about working as a psychologist.
The pathway , time and struggles that come with being a psychologist often varies depending on what type of psychologist you desire to be
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