Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

Assess, diagnose, and treat mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests. Help individuals with distress or maladjustment understand their problems through their knowledge of case history, interviews with patients, and theory. Provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment. May design behavior modification programs and consult with medical personnel regarding the best treatment for patients.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $80,750.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,166
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 12.09 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Customer Service
Attention to Detail
Written Communication
Interpersonal Skills
Learning Orientation
Work Ethic
Relationship Building
Computer Fundamentals

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Counsel clients regarding personal issues or problems
Advise clients or community groups on health issues
Counsel clients or patients regarding substance abuse issues
Counsel family members of clients or patients
Match clients to public or community services
Refer patients or clients to community services or resources
Counsel clients or patients regarding mental health
Help clients get needed services or resources
Advise others on community or social services issues
Intervene in crisis situations to assist clients
Refer individuals to educational or work programs
Arrange physical or mental health services for clients
Provide marital advice or counseling
Advise others on psychological, behavioral, or mental health matters
Refer candidates to government services or resources
Counsel patients regarding personal issues or problems
Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues
Counsel people regarding grief situations
Advise others on educational matters
Advise scientific or research personnel
Advise others on social matters
Counsel individuals concerning diet
Counsel clients regarding educational or vocational issues

Assisting and Caring for Others

Develop treatment plans
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Modify treatment plans to accommodate client needs
Develop patient therapy programs
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions
Design psychological or educational treatment procedures or programs
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Conduct behavior modification
Assist clients in handling details of daily life
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Develop medical treatment plans
Perform in home visits to provide support or information
Treat medical condition of patient

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate client progress against measurable goals
Evaluate client response to therapy
Evaluate therapy needs of patient or client
Evaluate mental health conditions or disorders
Evaluate patient functioning and capabilities
Identify physical or emotional abuse
Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or educational programs
Determine social service program status
Monitor patient progress or response to therapy
Evaluate patient response to treatment
Conduct program evaluations
Evaluate treatment options to guide medical decisions
Evaluate potential problems in home or work environments of clients
Judge quality of services
Perform peer review evaluations of research, publications, or grants

Getting Information

Interview clients to gather information about their backgrounds, therapy needs, or progress
Identify interrelationships among individuals or social groups
Collect information about clients
Identify interrelationships among social statistics or indicators
Collect personal information
Conduct interviews to gather scientific or research-based information
Collect clinical research data
Collect psychological or social sciences related data
Collect statistical data
Perform psychological research
Research social issues
Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals
Conduct clinical investigations
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Interview patients to gather medical information
Research medical or health improvement issues
Conduct interviews to gather public, community, or government services related information
Conduct psychological field research
Collect information about community health needs

Training and Teaching Others

Plan learning activities for improving social behavior
Prepare reports or evaluations associated with non-medical therapy treatment
Prepare psychological reports or presentations
Teach behavior modification techniques
Teach life skills or strategies to clients or their families
Prepare public, community, or governmental service reports
Teach social skills
Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities
Lead classes or community events
Train staff members in social services skills

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