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Unformatted text preview: 00:10 ****************Went over syllabus****************** 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 havent 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 call 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 masters degrees as masters level psychologists or as an associate to a psychologist Masters level and those with bachelors degrees can perform some functions but are prohibited from many: Cant give tests such as IQ tests independently but can go work for a psychologist with a license and do it. Cant 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: Academic research skills...
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