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Psychology Degree and the Value of a Psychology Internship

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To become a qualified psychologist, in addition to getting a master’s degree, it is essential that you gain hands on experience before practicing. It is this experience, also known as a psychology …

To become a qualified psychologist, in addition to getting a master’s degree, it is essential that you gain hands on experience before practicing. It is this experience, also known as a psychology internship, that will help you understand and react to the real time scenarios that you will encounter as a practicing psychologist.

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  • 1. www.helpingpsychology.com Psychology Degree and the Value of a Psychology Internship
  • 2. www.helpingpsychology.com Just by being a psychology major you cannot claim to be a psychologist or psychotherapist once you have completed a psychology degree.
  • 3. www.helpingpsychology.com To become a qualified psychologist, in addition to getting a master’s degree, it is essential that you gain hands on experience before practicing. It is this experience, also known as a psychology internship , that will help you understand and react to the real time scenarios that you will encounter as a practicing psychologist.
  • 4. www.helpingpsychology.com Internships in clinical and counseling psychology, organizational psychology or experimental psychological research do more than just add value to your resume; they provide exposure to experts in the field, as well as up-close interaction with patients.  No where can you get better experience than working and learning alongside a professional, practicing psychologist.
  • 5. www.helpingpsychology.com There are very few psychology internships that pay a decent wage, and they are highly competitive.  Good grades are the primary prerequisite to obtaining a psychology internship.
  • 6. www.helpingpsychology.com Most internships are offered in the fields of clinical psychology and organizational psychology, as these are areas where the demand for psychologists is constantly on the rise.
  • 7. www.helpingpsychology.com It is also possible that a psychology major can complete his or her internship abroad. There are around 300 internships available in more than 100 countries and getting one could be of great value.
  • 8. www.helpingpsychology.com These foreign internships add fantastic value to your resume and also amp up your statement of purpose if you intend to continue on to getting a doctorate in psychology.
  • 9. www.argosy.edu www.HelpingPsychology.com Helping Psychology Is Sponsored By