what do i need to do as an high schooler to succeed in becoming a pediatric psychologist.?
I AM IN THE 10TH GRADE BUT I AM 16. I really WANT TO BECOME A CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST , I know it will take time so i also want to be a mental health technician for a while I am just a little lost and need guidance.
Vilash Reddy MD
I'm personally passionate about psychology and have a deep understanding of the human mind. From my perspective, there are certain limitations to the LCSW and LPC programs, which are typically 2-year courses, as compared to the 4-year programs for PHD/Psyd.
However, your decision should be based on your financial capacity and your level of interest in the field. I must admit, I have a strong inclination towards psychology, having gained extensive knowledge in this area as a psychiatrist, and being familiar with six different types of therapy.
The final piece of advice I would give would be not worrying too much about the child/adolescents specialisation. Any Clinical Counseling/Psychology, Social Work or Marriage & Family Therapy graduate program will prepare you to specialize in child or adolescent psych.