Psyc 340 - Unit 1 Chapter 1 – Professional Psychology So you want to help people… Who do you want to help What type of setting do you want to

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Unformatted text preview: Unit 1 Chapter 1 – Professional Psychology So you want to help people…- Who do you want to help?- What type of setting do you want to work in?- Do you want to conduct research?- How long are you willing to remain in school? Mental Health Professions- Psychologist = doctoral degree in psych (PhD, PsyD, EdD)- Many different kinds o Clinical vs counseling o Neuropsychology o Educational psych (EdD) vs school psych (MA) o Many more- Vary in training, salary, prestige, licensing- Other areas of psychology include o Rehabilitation psychology o Community psychology o Forensic psychology – legal, science o Industrial/organizational psychology (IO) o Psychoanalysis - MD- Psychiatry - MD- Social work (MSW) - MA- Marriage, family, child counseling (MFCC; MFT) – MA Jobs held by MHPs- Counseling- Assessment- Teaching/research- Consultation- Administration Clinical vs counseling- Similarities o Advanced degree o Licensure o American Psychological Association Ethics Code o Work environments- Differences o Populations Severity (counseling – less severe; clinical – mood disorders) Children vs adults (counseling – only adults; clinical – both) o Medical model (clinical) vs wellness model (counseling) o Career counseling MHP Training- Boulder Model (1949) - PhD o Scientist-practitioner o Research + helping skills- Vail Model (1973) - PsyD o Professional model o No research required MHP Degrees Boulder (PhD)- 4 years of clinical coursework- 1 year internship- Research dissertation- Allow few students (3-7 students)- Tuition waiver, paid assistantship Vail (PsyD)- 4-6 years of clinical coursework- 1 year internship- May write dissertation, may write applied paper- Allow more students (~50)- Costs $$ (pay for tuition, no assistantship) Review of Degrees PhD (dissertation)- Clinical (adult, child)- Counseling- IO- Cognitive PsyD (no dissertation)- Clinical (adult, child)- Counseling- IO- School MA- 2 years- Thesis- Can be licenses in some states, otherwise need supervision Licensure- Why would you need to get licensed? o Protect public o Need to establish independent professional identity- After doctorate- Requirements vary by state o # hours supervises clinical work o Certain length of time after receiving PhD/PsyD o Multiple-choice exam o Oral exam o Continuing Ed (every year: conventions, workshop, etc) Certification- Weaker than licensure- Verification of completion of educational and training requirements- Specialized areas Registration- Even weaker- Register practice with state- Not just for professional psychologists- Easier for insurance companies Diplomate- Higher than licensure- American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)- 5 years of experience- Member of APA- PhD from accredited program- Review previous work- See patient under observation- Oral exam Chapter 2 - History of Psychology Leaders of Psychology- Modern academic psychology developed in Western Europe and the US o 1875 – William James 1 st American psychologist Small lab at Harvard...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course PSYCH 340 taught by Professor Ga during the Summer '07 term at SIU Carbondale.

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Psyc 340 - Unit 1 Chapter 1 – Professional Psychology So you want to help people… Who do you want to help What type of setting do you want to

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