Types of Psychology

November 22, 2016 – 03:25 pm
Different Fields in

There are many different fields within the Psychology fields. They are:

  • Clinical Psychology-The largest specialty. Most often work in counseling centers, independent or group practices, hospitals, or clinics. Help mentally and emotionally disturbed clients adjust to life and may help medical and surgical patients deal with illnesses or injuries. Some clinical psychologists work in physical rehabilitation settings, treating patients with spinal cord injuries, chronic pain or illness, stroke, arthritis, and neurological conditions. Others help people deal with times of personal crisis, such as divorce or the death of a loved one. Often interview patients and give diagnostic tests. They may provide individual, family, or group psychotherapy, and design and implement behavior modification programs. Some clinical psychologists collaborate with physicians and other specialists to develop and implement treatment and intervention programs that patients can understand and comply with. Other clinical psychologists work in universities and medical schools, where they train graduate students in the delivery of mental health and behavioral medicine services. Some administer community mental health programs. Learn More.
  • Community Psychology-The branch of psychology concerned with person-environment interactions and the ways society impacts upon individual and community functioning. Community psychology focuses on social issues, social institutions, and other settings that influence individuals, groups, and organizations.
  • Counseling Psychology-As a professional counselor or counselor educator, you are the linchpin to helping clients and students with the challenges that they face each and every day. This profession differs from other human service professions in its developmental approach to problem solving. Counselors deal with human development concerns through support, therapeutic approaches, consultation, evaluation, teaching, and research. Simply stated, counseling is the art of helping people grow. Learn more.
  • Developmental Psychology- studies the physiological, cognitive, and social development that takes place throughout life. Some specialize in behavior during infancy, childhood, and adolescence, or changes that occur during maturity or old age. They also may study developmental disabilities and their effects. Increasingly, research...

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    • Well, in general, all fields of psychology take general ideas about psychopathologies, for instance i'm studying Industrial psychology (where you get to work in companies and try to improve the performance of people) and i have a course of "Abnormal Psychology" which i must take, nonetheless if you want to completely follow the strand of such mental illnesses then you must become a Clinical Psychologist. Clinical psychologists are all about treating such illnesses but without the use of medications. Also clinical psychologists do not work in mental asylums. If you want to be a doctor th…

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    • Clinical, Social, School, Developmental, Family/Child, Research and more.
      Forensic, neuropsychology, health psychology, organizational psychology, industrial psychology (Human factors psychology), Counseling psychology, community psychology, Geropsychology, pediatric psychology (which is somewhat different from "child psychology."
      Non-clinical areas include also perception, physiological psychology, cognitive psychology, psychoneuroimunology, quantitative psychology, comparative psychology, learning, and educational psychology.