Psychology: Counseling, Personality, And Therapy

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Psychology has many fields and careers in which you could be able to choose from. However, when most people think of psychology the first career to come to mind is therapy. Even in that field, there are more sub-careers in which people divulge in. The most common of them being counseling, where relatively healthy people go and need help coping with a crisis they are currently going through. The career that this paper will focus on is psychotherapy. In order to become a licensed therapist, you would first need to get an undergraduate degree in general psychology. You would then need to at least earn a master’s degree in clinical/counseling psychology. After education is finished with you would then need to be certified to practice therapy or counseling by our state. Because psychotherapy is so tightly bound with the science of psychology, many concepts from psychology will be found when dealing in psychotherapy. The concepts that will be examined in this paper are stress, problem solving, personality, and depression.
Stress is defined as the response
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This is thought to last all throughout a person’s life, meaning that if a way of non-medical treatment does not work on or influence the client, then there is a great chance that the treatment probably won 't ever work on them. If a personality trait proves to be worrisome to a doctor or therapist, they may be diagnosed with a personality disorder. Personality disorders are just a subset of psychological disorders. Psychological disorders are a specialty that mainly psychotherapists are trained to deal with. The only difference between a psycho- and counseling therapist is that counseling therapists are to treat the general population that has little to no mental health issues. Psychotherapy is designed and proven to help in disorders such as depression (Licht, Hull, & Ballantyne,

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