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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $64,770.00
Average Time to Fill 80 days
Typical Education Doctoral or professional degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,458
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 15.13 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Customer Service
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Conflict Management
Intellectual Risk-taking
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Perform psychological research
Collect psychological or social sciences related data
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data
Collect information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys
Interview clients to gather information about their backgrounds, needs, or progress
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Identify interrelationships among social statistics or indicators
Identify interrelationships among individuals or social groups
Collect personal information
Collect clinical data
Conduct clinical investigations

Training and Teaching Others

Adapt course of study to meet student needs
Plan social behavior learning activities
Teach behavior modification techniques
Determine student problems
Determine student learning levels
Train others in the use of psychological, social services, or mental health related equipment
Teach social skills
Prepare psychological reports or presentations
Apply early childhood education techniques

Analyzing Data or Information

Interpret psychological test results
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Interpret ability or achievement test results
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze social or economic data
Interpret research or operational data

Assisting and Caring for Others

Treat psychological disorders and issues
Design psychological or educational treatment procedures or programs
Develop treatment plans
Develop patient therapy programs
Solve clinical problems
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions
Conduct behavior modification
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses

Thinking Creatively

Write research or project grant proposals
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop psychometric instruments such as tests, rating scales, or related material
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Plan social sciences research
Develop evaluation instrument or objectives
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Supervise trainees
Maintain group discipline in an educational setting
Supervise psychological, social services, or mental health personnel
Provide direction to medical science or healthcare programs
Coordinate cross-disciplinary research programs
Direct psychological research or investigative studies
Direct treatment programs

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate mental health conditions or disorders
Evaluate patient functioning and capabilities
Evaluate client progress against measurable goals
Evaluate patient or client response to therapy or treatment
Evaluate therapy needs of patient or client
Perform peer review evaluations of research, publications, or grants

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Counsel clients or patients regarding mental health
Counsel clients or patients regarding personal issues or problems
Advise clients or community groups on health issues
Advise others on educational matters
Advise others on psychological, social services, or mental health issues
Refer patients or clients to community services or resources

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Psychologist License
Supervisory Skills
Autism Diagnosis / Treatment
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Mental Illness
Security Clearance

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