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This tutorial corresponds with Module A Lesson 1 and should be completed by students enrolled in Professor Hokerson's Psyc 300 online class at American River College.

This tutorial corresponds with Module A Lesson 1 and should be completed by students enrolled in Professor Hokerson's Psyc 300 online class at American River College.

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  • Psychology Fields Module A Lesson 1 Tutorial Created by: Professor Hokerson American River College Last Updated: Spring 2013
  • Using this Tutorial • Use the navigation buttons across the bottom of the screen. • Click on hyperlinks when prompted • Have fun and learn!
  • Table of Contents • Objectives • Module A Objectives #6 and 7 • Action Items • • • Specialty Areas in Psychology Careers and Jobs Clinical Professions
  • MODULE A OBJECTIVES By the end of this tutorial you will be able to… # 6 – Identify the occupational settings and jobs where you would work for each of the specialty areas of psychology # 7 – Compare the educational and experiential requirements of a psychiatrist, psychologist, marriage and family therapist, social worker, and paraprofessional counselor.
  • ACTION ITEMS
  • Specialty Areas of Psychology • Review and Outline: Chapter 1 – Specialty Areas in Psychology (p. 14 – 15) • • • • • • • Clinical Personality Educational Forensic Biological Cognitive Rehabilitation • Quiz: Who am I? • • • • • • • Industrial/Organizational Developmental Experimental Health Social Counseling Sports
  • Psychology Careers and Jobs • Read: Websites • Areas of Specialization (Northwestern University) • Areas of Research and Application (Wagner College) • Psychology Careers and Education • Take Notes • Settings – where would you work? • Responsibilities – what would you do? • Reflection: Which areas are most interesting to you and why?
  • Clinical Professions • Read and Outline • • • • Psychiatric Technician and Aid Psychologists Mental Health Counselors and Therapists Social Worker • Tip! Not all mental health professionals are the same. Some require more education and training than others and it’s probably no surprise that the more education the higher the salary!
  • Conclusions • There is much more to psychology than just mental illness! • There are many different specialty areas. • There are many different occupational choices too! • Picking the right specialty area for you is just a matter of putting a little time into learning more about psychology! • • • Become familiar with the different specialty areas. Look into the career possibilities. Double check the career requirements (i.e. education, licenses, etc.).
  • MODULE A OBJECTIVES After completing this tutorial you should be able to… # 6 – Identify the occupational settings and jobs where you would work for each of the specialty areas of psychology # 7 – Compare the educational and experiential requirements of a psychiatrist, psychologist, marriage and family therapist, social worker, and paraprofessional counselor.