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Milan392 views

What does a regular/average work day?

When you're a psychologist you help people with their mental health. How do you know when you've helped someone too much or you're just doing your job? I feel like the mental toll from being a psychologist would affect your own mental health greatly and I want to know how to balance the job and just being too nice. I'm in high school and this is one of the jobs I really want to do because I'm a very emotional person and I know what it's like to struggle with mental health.

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Adilay431 views

Is psychology a financially secure career choice?

What kinds of careers in psychology, if any, might be more likely to have issues with financial security? Why?

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Victoria289 views

What is the most stressful part of being a psychologist?

I'm aware that in the psychology field, you deal with a lot of people's stresses and problems, I'm curious to know what part of it stresses you out the most.

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Lissy316 views

What is it like to be a psychologist/therapist?

Just curious if any therapists out there have any experience or advice

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Tonya304 views

How does one decide? PhD or PsyD, that is the question?

How does one decide… concerning a terminal degree in psychology… PhD or PsyD? That is the question 🙋‍♀️

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Max1123 views

What degrees would I require to pursue a career as a Psychotherapist? ?

How much years of college would i need to do to go for a career as a psychotherapist?

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Izabela595 views

As someone interested in psychology, and possibly going into a career as a therapist or counselor, is it challenging to take on so many other people's issues? Does that affect the non-working part of your life mentally or emotionally?

Currently a junior in high school Very interested in studying psychology at University

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Christiana639 views

How do you build experience as a recent graduate with a HBSc in Psychology, wanting to pursue psychotherapy working with teens and young adults?

#career-path #recentgraduate #psychology #psychotherapy #july20 #july

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Tylar605 views

What is the average work day of a Psychologist like?

How long do they work, and how´s the work place. Is it similar to a therapist´s job? #psychology #career #psychotherapy

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brenda2074 views

What is the typical day for a forensic psychologist? What exactly do they do?

I am graduating college in 2020 and am still confused on what exactly I should do. I have been interested in forensic psychology for years but am confused on exactly what to expect if I were to choose this career path. I am between becoming a forensic psychologist or a therapist. I also have ideas of becoming a teacher. I am all over the place and getting more information will help me! #psychology #forensic #psychotherapy #college-major

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Jessica607 views

What are some tips for getting a degree in psychology?

#psychologist #psychotherapy

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amanda710 views

Do you have to be really good at science to be able to study psychology?

I'm interested in the brain and how emotions and actions alter do to an experience or an altercation and i'm considering the field of social work but i have never been good in science #psychology #counseling-psychology #psychotherapy

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Allison823 views

What do I need to become a psychologist or mental health professional?

I want to know what kind of degree is needed to become a psychologist. I have searched the internet for answers to this quite a few times, and the answers range anywhere from a 4 - year Bachelor's degree to a M.A. or even a PhD. I would also like to know what kind of degree is generally preferred by employers when they hire a mental health professional. I would like to be a therapist, not working in a hospital, either a private - practice or an online/office hybrid therapist that videochats with patients and or makes housecalls or has office visits. #psychology #psychologist #psychotherapy #clincial-mental-health #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthprofessional #mentalhealth

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Jason1188 views

What's the right job for a future counsellor-wannabe?

I will provide some details of my current situation so I can actually hope for some similarly detailed advice/answers. I completed my undergrad in psychology. After undergrad, I wanted to go into grad school for psychology. But my grades and etc. were not good enough. So I went into a master's program in education as a plan B. I recently finished this master's program. But recently I have made up my mind and decided to pursue a career path into counselling (psychotherapy). However, I hadn't really thought of going into counselling (psychotherapy) before, so I do not have any relevant experience or related degree. I have recently started volunteering in a youth mentorship program and also a hospice program, hoping to gain some relevant experience. I chose those two programs for a strategical reason, of course. But I really wanted to explore those fields and provide emotional support to vulnerable people who are in tough situations (youth at risk and people who are dying). I personally believe volunteering for those two programs is a solid counselling-related experience. (You can disagree and give me some better options if you would like to.) I hope these experiences will help me get into counselling programs I want to start in September 2019. But I also want to gain some professional experience before I start school again in 2019 because as a volunteer you only get 3-4 hours a week and I just have too much time laying around. Ideally, I would like to gain some counselling-related professional experience. However, because I do not have any related experience or degrees at the moment, I can't really gain professional experience directly related to counselling. So my aim right now is to find a position WITHIN the context of the counselling field but not really involving direct counselling. Money is not really a concern of mine at the moment. My parents can temporarily support me just until I go to grad school for counselling. I just want to spend some time working in the field, getting the taste to see whether or not I would like it and also to use it as an experience for my application. I originally wanted to use my M.Ed. to find some jobs related to counselling. But so far all the positions I could find were not really related to counselling as in psychotherapy but more so in career counselling or guidance counselling, which is not I want to pursue. Could anybody suggest me some fields or positions that I could realistically aim for at the moment for some professional experience related to counselling (psychotherapy)? #counselling #psychotherapy #psychology

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Samuel834 views

Where are some good places to find meaningful Counseling Psychology summer internships?

I hear about many counseling psychology internships that basically have interns do more administrative work or "babysitting" clients in high risk facilities. I want to have more exposure to actual counseling sessions, learn different techniques and get enough experience to help guide me closer toward the type of psychology I want to go to Graduate School for. #counseling-psychology #psychotherapy #psychology

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Samuel732 views

What are some career choices for a Psychology/Music Major besides Music Therapy?

I am double majoring in Psychology and Music and while Music Therapist sounds great, it is mostly used with populations I am less interested in working with. #counseling-psychology #musicpsychology #psychotherapy

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Ada831 views

Is the payoff for being a psychologist worth it?

I'm a freshman in high school and clearly have a ways to go before I choose what profession I want to go into. However, helping people and talking them through their problems seems like it would be an incredible job, or at least one I'd want to go into. My first question is: What is the best part about being a psychologist, and if I get a degree in psychology what other fields of work can that branch into? Thank you for taking the time to answer my question!! #psychology #psychotherapy #therapists #therapy #science #doctor #clinical-psychology #marriage-counselor

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Kelly1083 views

What can I do with a psychology major?

I am really interested in studying psychology but I would also like to work with young children. How can I incorporate these two things into a career path? #psychology #psychotherapy #child-development #child-psychology #cognitive-psychology #psychology-education

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Brittany1506 views

Some tips on balancing college, work, and other aspects of your life?

I'm 20 and have been enrolled in community college since I was 16. It's been a roller-coaster as far as my academic performance; I've done well in many classes and failed just as many. I think the biggest factor of my failures is my tendency to procrastinate when I get overwhelmed or stressed. Sometimes I get so stressed out and anxious that I sleep in and skip class altogether. I'm a very busy person for my age; I'm a full-time college student, work 30 hours a week (give or take 5 hours), and on the weekends I spend time with my fiance and his daughter (as well as working 8 hours each day); sometimes I can find time to study during the weekend, but usually I'm too distracted. Because I use public transportation, I usually have to go straight to work after class, which leaves me not much time to study, let alone other basic things such as cooking, cleaning, exercise and personal hygiene. My weeks usually look like this: Monday and Tuesday: Wake up around 6:45-7, leave about 7:50, get to school 30 minutes early for my 9 am class; no work. Wednesday, Thursday: Same morning routine, but I leave class and go straight to work; Get home around 11pm. Friday: No class, but I go to work between 2-4 until 10:30pm. Saturday/Sunday: Wake up mid-morning, do some kind of activity with the kid, work until 9-10:30. I know that what I'm doing isn't impossible, so what key thing am I missing here that will help me manage my time better? All responses are greatly appreciated! #psychology #clinical-psychology #time-management #studying-tips #work-life-balance #psychotherapy #personal-development #habit-forming

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Azar1978 views

What are the steps to become a psychiatrist, not a psychologist a psychiatrist and a counselor

Because I know you have to chemistry and math, but I don't know what else or what's required for a freshman #psychology #counseling #psychiatry #mental-health #psychotherapy

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Azar968 views

Do you have to do an internship to become a psychiatrist

I want to know of its mandatory #psychology #psychotherapy

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Rachel1171 views

What can be done with a BS in Psychology in terms of jobs without a masters degree?

I am a Psychology major. #career #psychology #career-choice #social-work #clinical-psychology #psychotherapy

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Rachel889 views

What is the difference between getting a master in counseling psychology and getting a masters in LCSW? What makes the two jobs different?

I am a Psychology major in Queens College. #psychology #social-work #clinical-psychology #psychotherapy #social-services

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Victoria2657 views

Is it difficult to find jobs in Psychiatric Psychology?

I love the idea of working with the mentally insane, but is this career too unrealistic? #psychology #clinical-psychology #psychotherapy #neuropsychology #neuro #psychologists #insane #mentally

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Jonathan1020 views

Matching Nutrition and Psychology

I grew up in a little village called Alhuemilla, Chile. Growing up we almost never went to the store to buy food because we grew our own. Fruits and vegetables was always part of our diet. Because of this life style we never got sick from anything.I never went to a hospital. Coming to America I was shocked on how sick people are. Even young people suffer from chronic illness such as cancer, diabetics,and so many others. I know our health depends greatly on what we put in our bodies, the way we eat. This experience has inspired me to study nutrition( organic natural food) and psychology( counselling). However, I don't know how to do this. Do you know if there is a school that teaches nutrition and psychology from a more natural holistic view? What other avenues could I take to approach the are of nutrition and the mind? What program would be the best? Would Harvard, Stanford or John Hopkins University and other elites schools be good for what I want to do. Thank you for reading this. I know I have a lot questions. Have a great day. #neuroscience #nutrition #psychotherapy #medical-nutrition-therapy

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Vera1271 views

What are some interesting psychology books that will make me even more passionate about this major?

Which books do you recommend for a psychology student? #college #career #psychology #career-counseling #career-choice #college-admissions #social-media #psychotherapy

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Cheska1009 views

Stay in State or Abroad?

I only have family in Nevada and this is making me not study abroad because of our financial issues were currently dealing. If you were me, what would you choose? I would like to be a Physician Assistant or to be a dental hygienist and I don't know what would be the best choice. #psychology #healthcare #physician #dentistry #japan #dental-hygienist #psychotherapy #public-health

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Jennifer681 views

What is it like working in a psychology field

I am curruntly a senor in high school and I want to major in psychology in college so I just want to hear from someone who has been in that field, what it is like to be in the field #psychotherapy

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Christine943 views

What are the different types of careers for areas in psychology? Why are people interested in these jobs?

I'm super interested in psych. And I just want to know what a normal day is as a psychologist or any other career. #psychology #clinical-psychology #psychotherapy #cognitive-psychology

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Vera1161 views

Where can I find scholarships?

I'm looking everywhere for scholarships, and I need reliable sites or sources. How can I finance my own education? Please help :) #college #psychology #graduate-school #college-admissions #college-bound #scholarships #government #psychotherapy

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