Clinical Psychology And The Qualifications

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Clinical Psychology Introduction George Bernard Shaw once wrote: There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your life’s desire, the other is to gain it. (“The Tide That Never Came Back”). My one goal in life is to make others happy. To make someone feel wanted. To feel mattered. I chose my career when I was very young. I chose to be a Clinical Psychologist. I was eight years old when I met my counselor. Her name was Candy. She was the one person I could trust. I would be so honored to be somebody 's “one person”. In this paper I will be discussing Clinical Psychology and the qualifications needed, the working conditions of a psychologist, and the salary, also the typical day in the life of a clinical psychologist and how Psychology…show more content…
410”). I plan on attending Oklahoma Panhandle State university department of psychology which offers an undergraduate and graduate course with a facility course of 21 members. Working conditions and Salaries. In 2012, the average pay for a psychologist was $33.31 an hour and $69,290 a year. There were 160,200 job’s available in the year 2012. (“Clinical Psychologist careers education requirements, salary, information”). Some psychologist work independently, searching for research, others work with patients. Some could work on a health care team, others gather data with other physicians, and social workers, or maybe in a school setting. My wish is to work with students, teachers, parents, and educators to help find a cure for there needs. (“Darcy Heart. 3, Dec. 2015. Over email”). Employment of a psychologist is projected to grow up to twelve percent from the year 2012 to the year 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job potentials should be best for those who have doctoral degree in school psychology. (“U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics”). Typical Day According to Saul McLead, “Psychology is really a very new science, with more improvements that will happen over the past 150 years”. However, origins can be traced back all the way to 400-500 B.C. in ancient Greece. Many Philosophers used to discuss many topics studied today such as attraction, memory, and free will (“McLead, S.A.”). Some practices that are recently being
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