So You Want To Be a Psychologist
If you are interested in pursuing psychology as a career, here are some books to get you started. These are located on the Third Floor of the library and can be checked out for three weeks.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Click through the links below to learn about different types of opportunities for employment as a psychologist or in related fields!
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies.
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems.
Marriage and Family Therapists
Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs.
Mental Health Counselors
Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling.
Counsel individuals to maximize the independence and employability of persons coping with personal, social, and vocational difficulties that result from birth defects, illness, disease, accidents, or the stress of daily life.
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders.
The Columbus State Community College Psychology Department's page shares psychology course descriptions, faculty contact information, and related links.
Psychology Department Homepage
The CSCC Psychology Department has over 50 full-time and adjunct instructors who have experience in diverse areas of psychological research, teaching, and service.
Professional organizations can provide career guidance, training and workshops, and networking opportunities for those interested in the field.
American Psychological Association
Based in Washington, D.C., the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 154,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
Association for Psychological Science
The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.
Ohio Psychology Association
Located in Columbus, Ohio, The Ohio Psychological Association (OPA) is the state affiliate of the American Psychological Association. OPA is a professional membership organization that works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting human welfare in Ohio.
If you are interested in joining a professional organization at the community college level, try this link below. Psi Beta offers a number of scholarships and awards for students, mentoring, and learning opportunities.
Psi Beta Honor Society
The mission of Psi Beta Honor Society is to promote professional development of psychology students in two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.
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