Counseling Psychologists


Assess and evaluate individuals' problems through the use of case history, interview, and observation and provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.
Also called: Counseling Psychologist, Counselor, Psychologist, Psychotherapist

Knowledge:

    Health
  • therapy and counseling
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Social Orientation
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Athena Software Penelope Case Management
  • ICANotes
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Comprehensive Affect Testing System CATS
  • Noldus Information Technology The Observer
    Spreadsheet software
  • Google Sheets
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    post-doctoral training
    master's degree
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