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Clinical, Counseling, and Applied Psychology is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Clinical Psychology

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    Clinical Psychology

    Perhaps the best way to answer this question is to distinguish between counseling psychology and clinical psychology.

    Counseling psychologists typically work with generally healthy patients who need help to manage emotional, social, or physical issues, such as relationship problems, career challenges, or substance abuse.

    Clinical psychologists work with those kinds of patients as well, but they tend to focus on more pathological populations. In other words, they work mostly with people who have a mental illness or a psychosis – a severe disorder or disability that can incapacitate them, not merely diminish the quality of their life. Examples are schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychotic disorder.

    Degree programs in clinical psychology teach students both how to observe, assess, diagnose, and treat patients and how to conduct and interpret clinical research to improve on each of those processes.

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  • Counseling Psychology

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    $43k

    Counseling Psychology

    The counseling psychology degree helps the student explore and examine the interplay between complex human systems (cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, and biological) to maximize learning, wellness (mental and physical), and human development in multiple settings. Students will learn to develop their professional skills in assessment, therapy, and supervision.

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  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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    Industrial and Organizational Psychology

    Industrial and organizational psychologists focus on the behaviour of employees in the workplace. They may work directly in an organization’s human resources department, or they may act as independent consultants, called into an organization to solve a particular problem.

    The career path to becoming an industrial and organizational psychologist begins with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Opportunities with a bachelor’s degree alone aren’t unheard of, but they are sparse. Most students interested in becoming an industrial and organizational psychologist go on to earn an advanced degree. A person with a master’s degree is often able to find an entry-level position to launch a career. However, those with a doctoral degree will have more employment opportunities in this field.

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  • Applied Psychology

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    Applied Psychology
  • School Psychology

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    School Psychology
  • Health Psychology

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    Health Psychology
  • Family Psychology

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    Family Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology

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    Forensic Psychology