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How many years will it take to become a clinical psychologist?


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2009-09-13 01:02:24
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Typically, a clinical psychologist has obtained a doctorate, and is licensed. It would take four years for The Bachelor's degree, and an additional four years to obtain the doctorate with the appropriate specialization.


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There are many requirements to become a clinical psychologist. Normally you need to do a bachelors degree in psychology, or a masters conversion course. You also have to do a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.

I assume you meant "to become a psychologist" I will assume clinical psychology. Here is the rough breakdown. BA or BS- 4 years PhD in clinical psych- 4-6 years Many people get a MA or MS between a BA and PhD which takes another 2 years or so.

Law school is not required to be a psychologist. You have to attend medical school for that.

approximately five if you start from scratch.

Well, first of all, there are many different types of psychologists. A psychologist is someone who studies the mind. A clinical psychologist is basically a counselor (or a counseling psychologist) that talks with people and does psychological tests. But, unlike a counseling psychologist, they work more closely with people with mental disorders.

it would take about four to five years.

It takes many years to become a psychologist. This is because you have to learn a lot of information about the brain.

One of the benefits of being a clinical psychologist is that you get to help people. Many find this rewarding. Other benefits include a flexible schedule, and good pay.

To the question of how many years of school in most school u have 2 in in school for 4 years learing everything that u need to kno about becoming a child psychologist....

It depends on the individual and not how many years they have been in the field. You can be a psychologist for 25 years and still not be reliable. A good reputation comes over time, and that varies from psychologist to psychologist.

8 yearsIt depends. One must complete their nursing degree, become a RN and then complete their further studies in clinical nurse specialist programs.

Basically seven years of college courses and a year of internship.

There are many thing you in the field of Psychology. Some of them being; Vocational counselor, school Psychologist, counselor, genetic counselor, forensic psychologist, engineering psychologist, clinical psychologist, sports psychologist, and special ed teacher.

A psychologists has a minimum of a master's degree, which is approximately six years beyond high school completion. Most psychologist within the research and clinical field have a doctorate, which takes approximately eight years beyond high school completion. How good you are, is strictly up to you.

4 years. You need at least a bachelor's degree. how many years in college does it take to become a clinical laboratory technlogist

The minimum educational requirement for a psychologist is a master's degree, however most all licensed practicing psychologists have a doctorate which would take approximately four years post bachelor's degree.

To be a fully certified psychologist, you should expect to complete: 1) Four years undergraduate university/college training 2) Two years masters degree 3) Three to five years PhD 4) Successfull passing of certification exams Sometimes people can get psychologist positions with only a masters degree, but it is becoming uncommon.

The typical minimum degree requirement for a psychologist is a master's degree which can take two to three years post bachelor's degree. However, most licensed practicing psychologist have a doctorate which take approximately four years to complete post bachelor's degree.

It depends on the level of education. A masters can take two to three years post bachelor's degree. A PhD can take approximately four years post bachelor's degree.

In the State of Washington it is a 24 month program with 200 hours of clinical time at a hospital.

there are many different fields of psychology. you can get a master's or ph.d in many psychological/counseling area's. it is impossible to answer a question as vague as this unless you say what kinda of psychologist you want to be. clinical? yes, you need a ph.d. there are a few schools that offer a master's but it's pointless to get one. Why would someone hire you with a master's if about 95% of the other applicants have their phd?

Clinical psychologists work in many settings, so a typical day will differ depending on the setting. Some work in private practice, others in hospitals, schools, and prisons.

You need to get a degree in nutrition ,it takes 3 years. To become a clinical nutritionist you need your masters degree in nutrition. This is two additional years after you've got a degree. So it will take you 5 years in total to become a clinical nutritionist In the UK, "Nutritionist" is not a legally protected term (unlike "Dietitian"). This means that anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist, regardless of whether they have any formal training.

It depends on what you want to do. If you want to become a researcher, you might be able to join a research team with only a B.S. in Psychology (4 years). However, if you want to be a Clinical Psychologist- the usual profession on might think of when thinking about psychologists- you need at least a Masters Degree, if not a Ph.D. to be considered (6-8 years). A professor of Psychology has the same qualifications, requiring that you put at least six years of study before you step out into the field as a practicing/teaching Psychologist... If you like Psychology but want to give medications (Psychiatry), it requires at least a Bachelor's Degree in any subject (preferably in Pre-Med, Psychology, or Pharmacology), completion of medical school (4 years), and serve in a residency program at a hospital or clinic- usually for Psychiatrists, this is a four year process. For those of you keeping score, it takes at least 12 years to become a Psychiatrist. Recap: you basically need at least a Masters degree to become a Psychologist that works with clients. Note that you also need to get licensed...

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