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How hard is it to become a psychologist?

I have been wanting to be a psychologist since i was in 9th grade and i want to know if it is hard to get in psychology. #psychology

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Daniela’s Answer

Hi Nancy,


The psychologist is a professional who is dedicated to the study of human behavior, trying to assist the individual in your quest for self-knowledge, management of emotions or conflicts, relationship issues or self-esteem. The psychology course offers a wide range of work, enabling professionals to work in the following areas : educational, clinical, social, business, hospital, family, academic, and / or forensic.


The first step is to do an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and after that, seek a specialization through a Masters Degree.


Among the skills necessary to become a psychologist are: ability to listen; empathy; assertive communication; patience; have an interest in managing conflicts and help people, and most importantly, present ability to filter conflicts, preventing that the problems brought by the individual, be transferred emotionally to the psychologist. This requires a conduct extremely confident, safe and professional avoiding become personally involved with the conflicts of the patient.


Here are two interesting links with information about the career in the area of ​​psychology. Good studies and success in your journey!


https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobprofiles/Pages/psychologist.aspx


http://study.com/education_need_to_become_a_psychologist.html

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Michelle’s Answer

You would need to start by applying to schools that offer a psychology degree. Ask as many questions as you have. Begin taking your courses. Do very well in all your courses. Earn your degree. I hope those steps help you with you career goals.

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Ashley’s Answer

Psychology is an awesome field. The study of the human mind, understanding how and why people behave the way they do. I will be honest it will take some time to become a psychologist, but that also depends on how far you want to go in the field. For instance, if you want to have your own practice, you would want to get a PsyD, which may take 8years, if you go straight through. if you want to just practice in the field, you could get a Masters degree in psychology and that could take up to 6 years, again if you go straigh tthrough without taking breaks or failing any classes. And if you just want to do some basic works such as helping out at a school, like an assistant for school counselor, you could attend school for 4 years obtain a Bachelors Degree. I would honestly suggest, if you really want to go far in the field, and be able to help children of all ethnicities and any age rank, rather need help due to mental, physical, emotional or sexual abuse, I would definitely recommend getting a PsyD.

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