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Old 12-24-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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Can you become a psychologist with a masters in psychology?
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:27 AM
 
Location: CT
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Why did you choose this program? It kind of sounds like going to the store and finding the "perfect" pair of shoes that you love, buying them and taking them home before finding out if they fit.
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:36 AM
 
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Can you become a psychologist with a masters in psychology?
You can google what you can and can't call yourself but...

if you mean "can you perform mental health therapeutic services" then the answer is yes. But before you get excited, you should know that anyone can do that. Anyone can call themselves a therapist and hang a shingle. Question is will you be competent and a related question is then how will you attract clients? I can't see you getting many referrals. Nor will you be able to enroll with insurance panels (not sure if that applies to all States but you can look it up).

These are basic questions that you can get answers to through Internet searches and more in depth information from the program.

Best of luck.
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Can you become a psychologist with a masters in psychology?
No - that requires a doctorate. You can be a counselor, therapist, "life coach" (actually, I'll bet anyone can do that!).
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Saint Paul, MN
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Can you become a psychologist with a masters in psychology?
It depends on your state. In my state you can be licensed with a masters but it's virtually impossible to get hired anywhere without a PhD or MD. As I understand it there are certain supervision requirements that apply to people without a doctorate, and there is no reason for employers to bother when there are plenty of more-qualified candidates. (I used to date a person working toward his advanced degree in Psych, and he is the source of this info.)

As far as what you can do with a Masters in Psychology: anything you want, as long as it doesn't require other qualifications that you don't have. Virtually every job involves dealing with people in some capacity, so knowing a lot about what makes them tick can't hurt. And as long as you have a degree it doesn't tend to matter that much what you studied anyway. Office job, creative design, sales, education, outdoorsy, etc. etc. etc.
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:19 AM
 
Location: The Borderlands
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If you're exceptional and do as my best friends' daughter did; she worked her butt of and got a full ride to Towson and got a BA in Psychology and Animal Behavior in May. She's got people coming to her all ready. She's making 25.00 an hour at a little Marine Aquarium right now. She aced her GRE and has her pick of mentors to work with. I didn't think they made kids so motivated any more; this kid is the next Jacques Cousteau.
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:34 AM
 
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If you're exceptional and do as my best friends' daughter did; she worked her butt of and got a full ride to Towson and got a BA in Psychology and Animal Behavior in May. She's got people coming to her all ready. She's making 25.00 an hour at a little Marine Aquarium right now. She aced her GRE and has her pick of mentors to work with. I didn't think they made kids so motivated any more; this kid is the next Jacques Cousteau.
Animal Behavior??


I just can't see these types of careers last long in the long run. Especially when the economy completely TANKS again in a few years
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Saint Paul, MN
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I just can't see these types of careers last long in the long run.
Why not? If that's what someone wants to do, and they have already found a job in their field, why wouldn't their career "last"?
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:41 AM
 
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Why not? If that's what someone wants to do, and they have already found a job in their field, why wouldn't their career "last"?
As this country continues to spend and spend and get more into debt and debt ceiling raises and our nutty leaders continue to spend, I think its bound to happen where we hit a depression of EPIC proportions in the coming years and these non essential positions get 86'd.
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Old 12-24-2015, 11:28 AM
 
Location: The Borderlands
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I just can't see these types of careers last long in the long run. Especially when the economy completely TANKS again in a few years
Contrary to what some people think, there's more to living than a job in IT or Engineering. This child and I have talked extensively about the importance of cephalopods; which are like once chromosome different from humans and can see in a thousand more colors and their bio-luminescent capabilities have provided landmark breakthroughs in medical research. I just happen to like squid because they are smart and interesting and their mating habits are hilarious.

Where would we be without philosophers and artists who are scientists? Observers and astronomers-come mathematicians? We'd be cavemen. We're still cavemen because we don't have a solid understanding of ourselves.
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