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CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY & DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

DISHITAA BHARDWAJ

 

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY 

Clinical psychology is an integration of science, theory, and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development.     

 


 

APPLICATION 

Clinical psychology, branch of psychology concerned with the practical application of research methodologies and findings in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Clinical psychologists classify their basic activities under three main headings: assessment (including diagnosis), treatment, and research.

  • In assessment, clinical psychologists administer and interpret psychological tests, either for the purpose of evaluating individuals’ relative intelligence or other capabilities or for the purpose of eliciting mental characteristics that will aid in a particular mental disorder.
  • In treatment, the clinical psychologist may use any of several types of psychotherapy. Many clinical psychologists take an eclectic approach, drawing on a combination of techniques suited to the client.
  • Research is an important field for some clinical psychologists because of their training in experimental research and statistical procedures.
 
 

 

Duration of course and degree

 

The duration of the course is 2 years for the post-graduation/ masters in clinical psychology.

The eligibility for this course is that a person should have done B.A in psychology/ Clinical psychology.

Colleges that offer this course
 

There's a huge list of colleges that offer this course are they are- 

  • Amity University, Lucknow
  • Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
  • Ambedkar University, Delhi 
  • Chandigarh University, Chandigarh
  • Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
  • Amity University, Noida 

This is the link through which you can get to know about more universities for this course:

https://collegedunia.com/courses/master-of-arts-ma-clinical-psychology

 

Jobs that can be taken up in this field 
 

  • They can engage in academic work in which they teach students, conduct research and write articles.
  • Some clinical psychologists engage in applied work in which they provide assessment, treatment, consultation services and clinical supervision.
  • They can also work in hospitals like - AIIMS, Fortis, etc. 
 

  DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 

 

Developmental psychology is the scientific study of how and why human beings change over the course of their life. Developmental psychologists aim to explain how thinking, feeling, and behaviors change throughout life. This field examines change across three major dimensions: physical development, cognitive development, and social emotional development.

 

 

APPLICATION 

They apply this knowledge to help people overcome developmental challenges and reach their full potential. A degree in psychology can lead to a fulfilling career that makes a difference in people's lives.

Duration of course and degree

 

Bachelor's degree programs in this field train students to understand the general psychological principles underlying the cognitive, social and personal development of children and youths. Depending on the institution, developmental psychology programs may only admit undergraduate students who have a minimum GPA and have completed basic coursework in the natural and life sciences, English and sociology. Duration is 3 years.

In masters or post-graduation, Most programs require students to complete applied research practicums and a master's thesis or special research project. In preparation for completing these projects, coursework in an M.A. program usually focuses on further developing students' knowledge of methodological, statistical and theoretical approaches to psychology. Common topics include:

  • Behavioural neuroscience
  • Creative development
  • Emotional development
  • Psychosocial development
  • Theories of psychological measurement

Duration is 2 years.

Colleges that offer this course

 

There are many colleges in india:- 

  • Lady shri ram college, Delhi
  • Fergusson college, Pune
  • Jesus & Mary college, delhi

and many colleges.

https://www.quora.com/What-are-best-colleges-to-study-CHILD-PSYCHOLOGY-in-India 

 

Jobs that can be taken up in this field 

 

Developmental psychology has a part to play in many diverse applied fields, including in child psychopathology, educational psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, ecological psychology, and forensic psychology. They work as:-

 

 
  • Adolescent Development Specialist
  • Behavioural Therapist
  • Caseworker
  • College Professor
  • Early Childhood Education Specialist
  • Education Consultant
  • Rehabilitation Counselor, etc.

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