Dakshak Nagrale

I am currently pursuing MA psychology. i want to study ahead and specialize in clinical psychology. what are my best options

I will complete my masters in psychology by may, 2012. i would like to work for a while and apply for further education alongside. i want to specialize in clinical psychology. i need help finding the best options for the same so i can practice psychology in the future. i am looking for courses in india and abroad. i would be very grateful for any sort of guidance.

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RE: I am currently pursuing MA psychology. i want to study ahead and specialize in clinical psychology. what are my best options

Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma
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  • Hyderabad

Dear sherya,

Psychologist need to be someone who can help other to solve there problems in best possible way. Apart from a good education you need to have those counseling skills in you, to handle all sorts of clients. Clinical psychologist are someone who take cases related to substance abuse, mental retarded , severe chronic problems, personality disorders etc etc . For this you need to have good practical skills , strong mental level, physically fit, and of course qualification.

After your master's you can start as intern under any clinical psychologist.And learn practical skills.

You can enroll yourself for PHD program and keep working along with it. If not interested in Phd than you can do some PG diploma courses in Clinical psychology, Counseling psychology, Rehabilitation psychology, Counseling skills or any specialized course according to your interest.

If interested in teaching , B.ed special education or Mphil are good options.

All the best

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