By Team NSHM | Jul 3, 2018

What do Psychologists do?

Psychologists primarily work in two broad areas of study. Let us understand them better:

Research Psychology:

  • Research psychologists investigate physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and biological bases of human thought and behavior.
  • They often conduct experiments and may work at a college or university, or be employed by a business or government office.

Applied Psychology:

  • Applied psychologists use their knowledge of human behavior to solve real-world problems or help people overcome psychological distress.
  • Applied psychologists may work directly with patients in a healthcare setting, such as in a hospital, mental health clinic, school, or private practice. Other applied psychologists may work in government, industry, business, or nonprofit settings.
  • In addition to applying their knowledge of psychology directly, these professionals also may perform research, offer training, design products, create programs, or provide psychological advice.

What is the work of a Clinical Psychologist?

Clinical psychology is a broad branch of psychology that focuses on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Some of the more common disorders that might be treated include learning disabilities, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and eating disorder.

How do Clinical Psychologists benefit our society?

They benefit society by treating patients and raising awareness of health related issues. One subfield of health psychology is clinical psychology which is designed to treat people with psychological disorders. Positive psychologists focus less on treating illness and more on helping people achieve happiness.

Is Clinical Psychologist a Doctor?

Psychologists can be doctorates who have a doctoral degree in an area of psychology, the study of the mind and human behavior. They’re not medical doctors. A psychologist can have a PhD in philosophy or a PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology. Typically, they do 1-2 years of internship.

Will I be provided with Internship?

Yes. Applicants will be selected according to their academic grades, attendance reports, and their personal statement regarding their relevant attributes. Shortlisted applicants will then be required to attend a selection interview. Based on these they will be placed in hospitals for internship.

What are the prospects for finding jobs after completing the program?

98% of our graduates will find good clinical psychology positions within a very short period of graduating. In fact, a large number will be offered positions before they have officially graduated.

I need to do paid work whilst studying in this college. How much can I do?

Clinical training is extremely demanding and requires a significant commitment to be completed successfully. We recommend that where possible students devote themselves full-time to their training.