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    What courses do i need to go for becoming a psychologist?

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    Hello everyone,

    Which courses or what qualifications are required to become a psychologist.What do i need to do become a psychologist? Any suggestion would be appreciated!

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    Sylvia Marquez

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    You would need to complete a 4-year undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.Sc.) in psychology or a related field, generally followed by a Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.

    This is shorter and different from the training of a psychiatrist, which requires the 4-year undergraduate degree, plus 4 years of medical school, followed by a 4-year residency in psychiatry (plus a year or two of fellowship if subspecialization is desired, i.e. Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, etc.).

    Psychology and psychiatry are different careers with different scopes of practice. Be sure that you understand the difference between the two before you decide on a career goal. Good luck.

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    Therapists think about the mental procedures of people (and at times creatures) and offer evaluations for treatment, advising and medicine. Turning into a clinician requires noteworthy training, particularly at the graduate-level. Notwithstanding hypothetical and connected coursework, brain research understudies must collect noteworthy work experience. Contingent upon the system, understudies may have the capacity to pick a focus, for example, clinical brain science.

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    Yes... You have to take a 4-year undergraduate degree of either BA or ** in Psychology or related degree program. I have a BA in Psychology and I am planning to continue on pursuing my masters. But I'm not yet sure which among Forensic Psych, Sports Psych or Clinical Psych...Psych is just awesome that you have a lot of specialization to choose from.

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    Thank you very much. Very helpful information.

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    A career in psychology means you will be studying the human mind, how the mind functions, human behavior, feelings and alternative methods of mental health care. To become a licensed psychologist you will also need to earn a doctorate degree.
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    To become a qualified psychologist, first, you'll have to obtain a proper medical education, which means that a doctorate degree is required. Being a psychologist is about dealing with people's behaviour, mind, feelings and the methods of improving their mental health. To prepare for the program, you'll need to attend such courses as Mathematics, Statistics, English, social studies and the sciences (Biology, Physics and Chemistry).

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