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Clinical Psychologists

Also called: Clinical Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist

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What they do:
Diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment.
On the job, you would:
  • Interact with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, or vocational development and adjustment.
  • Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, or reference materials.
  • Use a variety of treatment methods, such as psychotherapy, hypnosis, behavior modification, stress reduction therapy, psychodrama, or play therapy.


Math and Science
  • psychology
  • therapy and counseling
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • customer service


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people


  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information


People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Athena Software Penelope Case Management
  • Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS Hot Technology
Analytical or scientific software
  • Comprehensive Affect Testing System CATS
  • Noldus Information Technology The Observer
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
post-doctoral training
usually needed

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