How many years does it take to become a psychologist?

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June 24, 2019 / By Topsie
Question: im 15, still young but im thinking of being a psychologist. i wanna learn about with mind and how it works, and help people out with emotional problems. i think it would be really fun [: how many years does it take? does it pay good money? and what kind of psychology is it called when you wanna learn about the mind, emotion, and human actions? what will i need to accomplish this goal? and how do i apply for this job?
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Ryana Ryana | 5 days ago
You can count on about 12 years beyond high school graduation to practice independently as a licensed psychologist in most states in the USA. 4 years: Undergrad 2-3 years: Master's degree 2-3 years: Doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., Psy.D.) time varies: complete your dissertation (how long this takes depends on you - some manage to complete it during the internship year, others take considerably longer) 1 year: APA approved internship time varies: pass the EPPP (analogous to the "bar" for attorneys - a considerable number do not pass this exam the first time around) 1-3 years: supervised post doctoral experience (varies from state to state) ~Dr. B.~
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Ryana Originally Answered: I want to become a Psychologist but?
Working with prisoners may be forensic psychology, but people who professionally psychoanalyse have a separate career (they're psychoanalysts - but you could combine the two in your job). Read this site http://www.psychoanalysis.org.uk/frontpage.htm and in case you don't want to read it all (but I advise to), just check this part out: "Members of the public considering psychoanalysis may want to consult this list to make sure that a practitioner describing themselves as a psychoanalyst is in fact qualified genuinely to practise this intensive form of treatment. Those named are properly entitled to hold themselves out to the public as psychoanalysts because of their Internationally recognised training. The Institute of Psychoanalysis qualifies its members to belong to the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) - a body with members on all five continents which safeguards professional standards and oversees the stages by which new societies are created. Psychoanalysts work with patients intensively (fifty-minutes a day, five days a week) and less intensively (fifty-minutes a day, one, two, three, or four days a week). Psychoanalysts work in public organisations as well as in private practice. Over 250 psychoanalysts work in the National Health Service; many hold distinguished positions in psychiatry, child psychotherapy, adult psychotherapy, psychology, social work, and family therapy. A significant number also work in universities; 18 are professors. It is their judgement that their private psychoanalytic experience deepens and enhances their public work in the NHS and higher education. Founded in 1924, the Institute of Psychoanalysis has trained generations of psychoanalysts, many of whom have become leaders in the field of mental health. The Institute of Psychoanalysis welcomes applicants from all types of professional and academic backgrounds, from all over the world. Many students are psychiatrists or medically qualified, some are child or adult psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers or academics, and some come from another background altogether. The Institute of Psychoanalysis training leads to the title ‘psychoanalyst’, as recognised by the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA)." I don't know for sure, but it does sound like psychoanalysts are able to work in prisons, and - like I said - you could combine it with another career (such as being a forensic psychologist) to gain more information about the area you want to study. I'm taking a general 'Psychology' in university currently, so we look at different fields, but you can choose which Psychology subjects you take in the third year, and I plan on choosing mental health because I wanna study it more in the future. (We've done some work on it so far, but I welcome more.) Good luck.
Ryana Originally Answered: I want to become a Psychologist but?
This is forensic Psychology. This is my future career I am studying Forensic psychology at university. I have always research serial killers and always wanted to learn more and maybe understand why they did it! =) good luck in whatever you would like to do

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I'm majoring in psychology at this moment with just a B.A. It's going to take a long time depending on what you want to do. There are several fields to psychology such as counseling, clinical, neuroscience, etc. If you want to actually counsel people, you have to go to school for counseling. There are many schools who provide these majors you just have to look them up. But it's going to have to be four years of bachelors, plus graduate school depending if you want a masters or ph.D. For me, I want to go to graduate school to become a counselor. Not too sure as to what exactly but I'm working on it. I'm thinking about doing masters after the four years of college and then Ph.D depending on where I end up and how far I get. It's going to take a while just like medical school but not quite. As for getting a job, some hospitals such as the V.A. would hire psychologists. Perhaps some hospitals. Or perhaps you can open your own practice. Many people end up teaching at colleges. It's tough since you it's not something that you can easily just apply for since you need the experience first. Does it pay good money? I guess it depends on what you do. I hear a lot of professors don't make a lot of money. Or you can become a Dr. Phil and become famous. But it's going to take time to get there. It's not something that comes easily.
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Love Originally Answered: I Think My 7yr Old Needs To See A Psychologist But.?
itz cuz shes spolied really really bad i used to be like that when i was younger but then my mom started saying things like "if you8 dont stop crying imma give u a reason too" she would spank me. so i learned not to be crying &throwing tantrms. i was reallly bad. i would cry on my sis b-day to ruin it, cry in stores n throw stuff on the ground, cry for not getting my food wen i want it, cried about everything! my mom still talks about how i used to act.
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