Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Sixty-five percent is a pretty good start as you begin to identify your strengths and interests. Clinical and counseling psychology often go hand in hand but with counseling, you are more likely to be doing a great deal more listening and clinical may be involved more in testing. Do you feel you have an interest in one more than the other?
- After completing the chapter 3 checklist I found that there were many items which related to me. The items which related to me are as follows;
Like working with people
Have an interest in helping people with problems?
Want to work with healthy people to improve their current functioning?
Have an interest in why people do the things they do?
Have an interest in identifying peoples abilities or personality functioning?
Have good listening skills and avoid tuning out when people talk about their lives?
Have an interest in mental illness?
Enjoy reading about abnormal psychology?
Enjoy reading research about mental illness?
Have an interest in applied research that can be used to better peoples lives?
Find that people consider you trustworthy?
Have compassion and feel for other people when they are suffering?
2. As you can see I relate to many of the items on this checklist as I am very interested in people’s thoughts and actions. The percentage of checked items is 70.6% which means that I am an okay match for this field. I seem to fit the areas well and I am interested in many of the items found within clinical and counseling psychology. I am very interested in psychological principles and how people can apply them to their lives. I enjoy helping people with their problems because I want people to be successful in their lives and happy. Many people struggle with mental health problems to which I have both seen and experienced first hand. I have lots of compassion for people who are suffering and I want to help people. I really enjoy research and reading and writing about psychological research has been my favorite part of all my psychology courses. Researching mental health topics is one of my strengths and something that I really enjoy doing. Although clinical and counseling psychology matches my interests in mental illness and research it does not play much to my strengths. I am not great at listening to people and I am not great at keeping secrets. However, I can keep secrets well in a professional setting but it is still not a strength of mine. Additionally, I have worked in healthcare for the past couple of years and I dont enjoy it. I also have a hard time listening to people’s problems for extended periods of time as I get distracted easily. Therefore, clinical and counseling psychology very much matches my interests but not so much my strengths. It is an area that I do not think I would thrive in.
3. Here is a job posting that I found on Indeed for a specialized clinical psychologist in a hospital setting.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Pediatric Psychologist to join our growing practice. We offer competitive compensation, benefit guarantees, and flexible scheduling that accommodate an adventurous Montana lifestyle!
- Outpatient evaluation and therapy practice with emphasis on consultative evaluation
- Current practice consists of a Pediatric Neuropsychologist, a Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist, an Adult Clinical Psychologists, an Outpatient/Inpatient Rehabilitation Psychologist and two Adult Neuropsychologists.
- APA-approved graduate program and APA-approved internship is required
- Practice would be established quickly due to high demand and growth
- Patient population: 3-18 years old
Compensation and Benefits
- Guaranteed base salary with RVU bonus opportunities.
- Health, dental, paid disability
- Malpractice insurance with tail coverage
- Generous 2 week CME/ 6 week PTO plans
- Sign-on bonus/relocation assistance
- Great Falls has a city population of 60,000 and regionally supports 275,000 rural Montana residents
- Great Falls is equidistant from Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park
- Four genuine seasons and blue skies over 300 days a year
- Community-minded, family-focused city
- Nationally ranked public schools and two accredited colleges
- High quality of life – wide open spaces and small town feel
- International airport with direct flights to Denver, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and more
- Missouri River, a world-class fly fishing destination, most notably divides Great Falls in half and provides ample recreation for residents
To Apply: Email your CV to ERICAMARTIN@BENEFIS.ORG
- Experience required.
- Qualified applicants will have Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with specialty training in Pediatric Psychology