Counseling Psychology Case Study

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Counseling Psychology is a specialty career within the psychology profession that maintains a focus on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span ("What is Counseling Psychology", 2015). The world of Counseling Psychology contains a very broad range of practices that help people to improve their well-being, alleviate distress, resolve crises, and increase their ability to function better in their lives (“What is Counseling Psychology”, 2015). It also pays special attention to emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental, and organizational concerns. Other job titles mental health counselor, genetic disorder counselor, credit counselor, and loan counselors are just a few of the other …show more content…
Courses that can be taken for counseling psychology include behavior analysis, abnormal psychology, personality theory and systems, and many more courses. According to O*NET some of the skills needed to become a counseling psychologist are active learning, giving and paying special attention to what someone else is saying. Another skill is service orientation, where you actively looking for ways to help people. A third skill is social perceptiveness, where you are aware of other’s reactions and being able to understand why they behave and react the way the way that we do (2012). That’s only a few of the skills needed, O*NET lists at least twenty skills needed for this …show more content…
Three types of organizations that would hire counselors are hospitals, detoxification centers, and residential care facilities. Counseling psychologist jobs are looking at an 19% increase from 2014 to 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016-2017). The Bureau of Labor Statistics also says that the potential salary is around $72,580 a year, which is around $34.89 an hour. Some benefits of the job are that if you own your own practice you can set your own hours, you can work with any age group, and you are able to help people with any sort of problems that they might have.
Counseling psychology is an amazing job field. You can work anywhere and counsel people in a specific area, like behavioral problems, or mental retardation. And jobs to apply for aren’t exactly hard to come by if you know where to look, like at a hospital, rehab center, or even starting your own practice. And you get to help people with severe illnesses or with the justice department to determine whether or not a criminal is sane. Counseling psychology is an exciting job field of never ending

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