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What if a Psychiatrist wants to work as a freelancer. What options are there?

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RE: What if a Psychiatrist wants to work as a freelancer. What options are there?

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
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Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

A Psychiatrists is a Mental health professional. mainly dealing with severe psychotic and neurotic disorder, as well as mild issues relating from academics to relationship issues, to work stress depression and many more.

To qualify as a Psychiatrists one needs to clear 12th, in Science stream preferably PCMB. After that appear for various medical entrance exams and then 5 1/2 years MBBS course. Post that one has to clear his MD or MS in Psychiatry a 2 1/2 year course.
After that one needs to work in hospital settings or polyclinics. Knowledge of therapies or counseling would be beneficial. Then the person would not have top depend on a counselor for help and can conduct tests as well as therapies.

Since you wish to work as a freelancer, it is a must in this field. Since people in India are too shy to tell people they have mental health issues, it is best to venture out on your own.

But before that it is a must that you have a whole lot of experience in the field. Whereby you have dealt with mostly all types of cases and are also well versed with various tests and assessments and therapies. In all a wholesome package.Apart from this you need to be well known in your circle of doctors or psychiatrists, so that cases are referred to you and you can deal with them successfully.
Word of mouth is very important.
You should also have knowledge on other alternate methods of treatments like NLP, EMDR, Hypnosis and so on.Must have also conducted mental health seminars and workshops for school children, parent etc.

Scope is immense as a freelancer. But before that you need a lot of experience and must be popular in your work area. Have the patience and in the meanwhile gain experience.

Wish you all the very best..........

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