A Career in Clinical Psychology

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I chose research in a clinical psychologist career. I have been interested in the field of psychology since high school, and I have always wanted to work with helping people. A doctorate’s degree, an internship, up to two years professional practice, and the passing of the Examination of Professional Practice in Psychology are the education and training requirements to become a clinical psychologist. Licensure is also needed to practice clinical psychology.
As a clinical psychologist, my responsibilities and duties would include: studying and diagnosing mental, emotional, and behavioral problems; treating and helping my clients; and consulting with other trained psychologists on the best way to help the patients.
Being a private practice
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To help with my weaknesses, some suggested strategies include: preparing for interviews with friends, thinking then communicating, and setting deadlines for making decisions. My type will give me career development strengths in providing help, being attentive, learning with patience, doing hands-on work, and teamwork. My development will lack in assertiveness, giving honest feedback to spare someone’s feelings, and making tough decisions. Being a clinical psychologist will allow me to use my helpfulness, patience, and attentiveness. Being a clinical psychologist also means that I will have to make tough decisions and give honest feedback, so that will challenge me. The top three most popular occupations for my ISFP type are veterinary assistant, team assembler, and electrical power installer/repairer. MBTI believe these will best suit because they are all hands-on work, producing a tangible, finished product, and I will be working with others in those job fields. None of the most popular occupations listed include psychologist. I do not agree with the results because I am not interested in any of the occupations given. All the jobs listed are way off of what I want to do as a career for the rest of my life. The top three least popular occupations for my ISFP type are anesthesiologist, health and safety engineer, and industrial/organizational psychologist. MBTI finds these occupations least satisfying to me because I might have
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