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Psychology & Counselling

Child Psychology

Child psychology, also called child development, is the study of psychological processes of children and how these processes differ from adults, how they develop from birth to the end of adolescence, and how and why they differ from one child to another.

Duties of Child Psychologist:

· Conduct scientific studies of behavior and brain function
· Observe, interview, and survey individuals
· Identify psychological, emotional, behavioral, or organizational issues and diagnose disorders
· Research and identify behavioral or emotional patterns
· Test for patterns that will help them better understand and predict behavior
· Discuss the treatment of problems with clients
· Write articles, research papers, and reports to share findings and educate others
· Supervise interns, clinicians, and counseling professionals

Related Careers:

· Child Psychologist
· Market Research Analysis
· Sociologist
· Survey Researcher
· Training and Development Specialist

Clinical Psychology / Psychiatric

Clinical psychology/psychiatry is a broad branch of psychology that focuses on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Clinical psychology and psychiatry both requires a doctoral education and involve helping people with psychological disorders.

Duties of Psychologist / Psychiatric:

· Assess, diagnose, and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
· Clinical psychologists help people deal with problems ranging from short-term personal issues to severe, chronic conditions.
· Clinical psychologists are trained to use a variety of approaches to help individuals.
· Although strategies generally differ by specialty, clinical psychologists often interview patients, give diagnostic tests, and provide individual, family, or group psychotherapy.
· Clinical psychologists often consult with other health professionals regarding the best treatment for patients, especially treatment that includes medication.

Related Careers:

· Child Psychologist
· Mental Health Counselors
· Marriage and Family Therapist
· Substance Abuse / Behavioral Disorder Counselor
· Training and Development Specialist

Counselling

Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening and helping those in need to find ways to deal with emotional issues. It’s an act of helping the client to see things more clearly, possibly from a different view point and this enables the client to focus on feelings, experiences or behavior, with a goal to facilitate a positive change.

Duties of Psychological Counselors:

· Evaluate clients’ mental and physical health, addiction, or problematic behavior and assess their readiness for treatment
· Develop, recommend, and review treatment goals and plans with clients and their families
· Assist clients in developing skills and behaviors necessary to recover from their addiction or modify their behavior
· Work with clients to identify behaviors or situations that interfere with their recovery
· Teach clients’ family members about addiction or behavior disorders and help them develop strategies to cope with those problems
· Refer clients to other resources and services, such as job placement services and support groups
· Conduct outreach programs to help people identify the signs of addiction and other destructive behavior, as well as steps to take to avoid such behavior

Related Careers:

· Marriage and Family Therapist
· Psychologist
· Rehabilitation Counselor
· Social and Community Service Manager
· Occupational Therapist

Our Speakers:

Yvonne Lee

Psychological Counselling, Founder of Enrich Counselling & Therapy Centre
15 Years of experience in counselling

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