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5 Awesome Things a Clinical Psychologist Does

Within the field of psychology, there are a wide variety of specialized areas to practice in. The medical field has expanded so much that there are countless areas for a psychologist to find unique ways in which to help their patients to overcome serious problems. Once you have gotten a masters in clinicial psychology or an undergraduate degree from an accredited university, there are a number of areas that you could specialize in, all with different aspects of this field of medicine. Some psychologists choose to work in medical facilities such as hospitals or clinics. Others prefer to work in educational settings, in industry, do social work, or open a private practice. Check out some of the most awesome things you can do with a masters in clinical psychology.

  1. Hypnotherapy - A hypnotherapist is trained in using exercises with their patients that create a deep sense of relaxation. The exercises induce an altered state of consciousness. When a person is put into a trance by a hypnotherapist, they are more receptive to verbal suggestions and images. It can actually teach a person to control their emotions and master their own states of awareness in any situation. By learning these skills, they can affect how their body reacts. They also learn to control their psychological responses to situations. When a person is hypnotized, they are guided to remember events that may have caused trauma. They can be taught to separate negative thoughts and replace them with healthy ones. When the body is relaxed, the mind is more focused. A hypnotherapist can train your mind so that you are totally relaxed. This is beneficial for patients because it changes brain wave activity, lowers blood pressure, and slows heart rate.
  2. Work with trauma victims - When large groups of people are exposed to natural disaster such as earthquakes, floods, or tornadoes, the impact on people's lives is tremendous. Some people who have gone through such events develop posttraumatic stress disorder as a result, and professional help is needed for them to overcome the trauma. If a person doesn't get psychological help for severe trauma, there can be long-term negative effects from the event. Additional causes of trauma may be caused by substance abuse, indoctrination, domestic or sexual abuse. Not everyone who suffers from such an event is emotionally scarred permanently, but there are people who do need psychological help to get past traumatic events, and a psychologist who is trained to work with trauma victims is their best hope of recovery.
  3. Work in research - Research psychologists study how people learn, act, think, and feel. They may also conduct research on physical problems that affect the brain. They can also work with patients who have suffered memory loss as a result of injury or trauma. Most of the psychologists in this area work for universities, government offices, or private companies. Some researchers are professors who spend their time away from teaching conducting research. Research psychologists must conduct experiments and studies according to ethical guidelines. They perform tests on volunteer subjects, conduct experiments, publish the data collected on the research, and must be responsible for applying for grants. They may also attend conferences and seminars.
  4. Clinical Psychology - Private practice is the goal of many psychologists who are responsible for treating some of the more serious mental conditions including schizophrenia and depression. It's an excellent choice for the professional who wants to deal with complex issues that people face and provide the most appropriate treatments. This is a challenging field, and allows professionals to work in educational settings, universities, industry, or do social work. The training is extensive and usually requires four to six years of additional study after getting a bachelor's degree. The program of study must be accredited by the APA. This is a rewarding career choice for the professional willing to take the time to obtain the necessary credentials.
  5. Helping people - This is one of the reasons so many people choose to enter the field of psychology. Helping people to overcome serious problems or trauma can be extremely rewarding. Since each client is different, they all face different sets of challenges and have unique needs requiring individualized treatment options. The psychologist can prescribe the most appropriate treatment based on the patient's unique needs, and have the opportunity to work with adults or children.
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