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Assess, diagnose, and treat mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests. Help individuals with distress or maladjustment understand their problems through their knowledge of case history, interviews with patients, and theory. Provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment. May design behavior modification programs and consult with medical personnel regarding the best treatment for patients.
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.
Conduct assessments of patients' risk for harm to self or others.
Counsel individuals, groups, or families to help them understand problems, deal with crisis situations, define goals, and develop realistic action plans.
therapy and counseling
Math and Science
sociology and anthropology
Arts and Humanities
reading work related information
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
understanding people's reactions
looking for ways to help people
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
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 helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
eClinicalWorks EHR software
Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS
Word processing software
Analytical or scientific software
Comprehensive Affect Testing System CATS
Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or post-doctoral training usually needed