The Pros And Cons Of Child Psychology

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Thirty, seventeen point three, two point eight. Those may just seem like random numbers written on paper, but in reality they’re statistics. Thirty percent of teens develop substance abuse, seventeen point three percent of young girls suffer from depression, and two point eight million teens were reported to have depression in 2014 (“TeenHelp” 2,3 ). What they need is someone to help them, and the perfect person for that would be a child psychologist. A child psychologist studies a child’s behavior and helps treat their problems. And because adolescent problems are always changing, so is child psychology. In the beginning children were viewed no more than miniature adults, but soon they discovered that was not true. They then changed their …show more content…
In a normal place of work, a child psychologist, can expect also to always work indoors, be exact in everything that they do, and have a lot of social activity (Minnesota 1). Like any other job being a child psychologist comes with risks, but child psychologists have a different stain of safety issues. They are always in danger of enraged patients coming at them, or parents who disagree with the psychologist’s method coming at them. But on a typical day they don’t always have to worry about that. On a typical day they have to worry about talking face to face, or on the phone, with multiple people a day, They also have business on the side, like catching up on the latest methods of treatment, or making up a treatment of their own (Dr. 2) Depending on whether a child psychologist is self employed or working for a business, their hours change. A self employed psychologist sets their own hours, while an employed psychologist usually works about forty hours a week. During those forty hours Dr. Rachelle Robinson says her favorite part of the day is “Helping families take small steps to create an avalanche of change later”(Robinson …show more content…
A child psychologist must be able to read their patient’s body language, and explore the reason for it. They also have to be able to hedge around certain areas of pain, while still getting their point across and gaining their patients trust (Minnesota 9). But sometime it takes awhile to make one’s point, so a child psychologist must also have patience, and be able to prove themselves trustworthy (Bureau 6). Some of the skills needed to become a child psychologist one is born with, but some of the skills they have to learn. The cutting-edge technology that psychologist use is not something a person can be born knowing, they have to be taught. There are many different pieces of technology used in the field of psychology. One of the pieces of technology that they use is software that tracks emotional health. Learning all of the new technology can be very stressful, and they can tell just how stressful because another piece of technology they use are sensors that pick up stress (Psychology

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