Psychologist Work Environment

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Contents Page

1. Introduction

2. Overview 2.1 Skills needed 2.2 Relevant Training/Pathways 2.3 Specialised fields.

3. What It Looks Like 3.1 Roles and Responsibilities 3.2 Work Environment 3.3 Average Day

4. Reasons Why

5. Conclusion

6. References

1. Introduction

My report is about investigating my chosen career, psychology. Psychologists investigate, assess and provide treatment and counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occupational adjustment and development.

2. Overview
2.1 Skills Needed
The skills that one should have to not only become a psychologist but to excel in this particular field are as follows:
• Active listening
• Social perceptiveness
• Speaking
• Critical thinking
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3.2 Work Environment
My work environment will include offices, in buildings or centres, using computers to add or find information about my clients and treatments/programs as well as research, and as a psychologist I will be dealing with clients. If I were a child psychologist, I would possibly see my child clients in an environment that is child-friendly. I’d also be required to talk to my client’s parents about problems, treatments, progress and fees, amongst other things.

3.3 Average Day
The average day in the life of a clinical psychologist, for example, involves writing case notes after every session with a patient. These notes document what transpired in the hour long session. In addition, these case notes provide a clear outline of the services provided by the clinical psychologist to the patient. Psychologist must be able to identify the mental needs of the patient, and what they can do to facilitate these needs being met. Unlike psychiatrists, they can’t just prescribe medication.

Psychologists will go on to have meetings with their colleagues, where they discuss patient assessments and treatment plans. When the meeting concludes, they sign off on their colleague’s clinical
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It also involves helping a variety of people who have a variety of problems. Another bonus is that psychologists can earn a salary anywhere between $50 000 to $150 000 per year. Obviously, the more training and experience you have, the higher your salary. The money isn’t the first and only reason that I want to become a psychologist; I love learning, and the field of psychology is fascinating. I also possess some of the main skills needed to be a good psychologist. I think it would be a sometimes stressful but otherwise rewarding

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