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Unformatted text preview: PSYC 3083 00:10 ****************Went over syllabus****************** 1/27/10 Chapter 1-Professional Psychology in Context A. Psychology is a helping profession • There are many types of “helpers” and helping institutions in society o Churches teach people how to behave morally o Weight loss seminars teach how to control eating habits o Business seminars teach how to control spending and to invest o Clinical and counseling psychologists are helping professionals Different from the others because they: Are professionals who have attended university Received post graduate education, training in research, evaluation (assessment), and implementation of methods (therapy and techniques) Licensed - go through all the necessary education: from undergrad to the EPPP exam which tests you on your psychology knowledge as a whole Certified - have completed all requirements to become a psychologist but they haven’t taken the final exam. Can go back and become certified in a specific field (treating autistic children). More certification, more valuable, more money Guided by a professional code of ethics • Guidelines on how to conduct yourself in the profession • Established to protect the public so that you can practice competently and cause no harm Profession is based on Scientist-Practitioner Model which includes • Academic research • Applied helping skills methods and theories o Subjected to empirical research Something researched over and over to test for validity B. Mental Health Professions • Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology o Psychologist -term should only be used for individuals with a doctoral degree in psychology - Cannot all yourself a psychologist with just a bachelors or masters degree. You have to have licensure or certification. If you call yourself one when you are not, you can be sued. Exception: Professors in University setting can call themselves psychologists as well as school psychologists Some refer to those with master’s degrees as master’s level psychologists or as an associate to a psychologist Master’s level and those with bachelor’s degrees can perform some functions but are prohibited from many: Can’t give tests such as IQ tests independently but can go work for a psychologist with a license and do it. Can’t read the test and diagnose but can give them. Makes the psychologist more money because they have more time to see more clients o Educational Models Scientist-practitioner AKA “Boulder Model” These psychologists require:...
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course PSYC 3083 taught by Professor Meche during the Spring '10 term at LSU.
- Spring '10