Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

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Description

Assess, diagnose, and treat mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests. Help individuals with distress or maladjustment understand their problems through their knowledge of case history, interviews with patients, and theory. Provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment. May design behavior modification programs and consult with medical personnel regarding the best treatment for patients.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Self-employed37.30%
  2. Private, for profit24.10%
  3. Private, not for profit18.01%
  4. State and local government13.44%
  5. Federal government7.07%
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Education

Knowledge

  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
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