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March 11, 2006

Counseling Psychotherapy and Support in Tokyo and Japan

Filed under: Career and Employment,Education,News by Region — Admin @ 12:28 pm

Created to provide all people living in the Tokyo community, throughout Japan and around the world with free information on qualified counseling psychotherapy in Tokyo and Japan, mental health resources in Tokyo and Japan, online self-help and social support groups, telephone help line and other useful web sites. Also providing a forum to express feelings about life in Tokyo and Japan and find support, plus bookstore links to counseling, psychology, Tokyo and Japan books and other resources in English and Japanese.

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What is Clinical Psychology?

Clinical psychology is the application of psychological theory and research to the alleviation of human problems in living. At one time, the term “mental illness” was used to describe the types of problems of interest to clinical psychologists, but this term no longer describes accurately the broad range of topics with which contemporary clinical psychologists are concerned. Today, clinical psychologists are interested not only in traditional “mental” or psychological problems such as schizophrenia and severe depression but also in more common but important problems in living such as fears, shyness, sexual problems, marital problems, and physical health and illness.

The broad array of topics studied by clinical psychologists makes it difficult to give a concise definition of the field, and considerable overlap can be seen between clinical psychology and other psychology specialties (e.g. learning, developmental, psychopathology, physiological). This overlap, however, is due largely to the fact that clinical psychology is the application of knowledge acquired from research by psychologists in many other specialties.

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Private Practice Database

Filed under: Career and Employment,Education,Jobs Posting,North America — Admin @ 12:24 pm

Welcome to CAPS’ Private Practice Database. Please use this resource to search for private mental health care providers in the communities surrounding Penn State campuses.

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Requirements

Filed under: Career and Employment,Clinical Psychology,North America — Admin @ 12:11 pm

While your BS in psychology might help you figure out why your roommate is moody, it won’t get you far professionally. Psychologists and counselors must have graduate degrees, complete supervised internships, and pass state certification exams before becoming eligible for professional licensing. Although requirements to practice vary by state, in all states you’ll need a license to practice as a psychologist. Similarly, counselors are generally required to be licensed, credentialed, or certified, though these requirements vary by state and counseling specialty.

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Psychology and Counseling, Career Overview

Filed under: Career and Employment,Clinical Psychology,North America — Admin @ 12:10 pm

When they hear the word “psychologist,” many people think immediately of some stereotypical version of a psychotherapist. He meets his patients in a nice office complete with a comfy leather sofa, wearing a well-worn tweed jacket and maybe even fiddling with an unlit pipe while asking them to describe their dreams from the previous night, then asking them about those dreams, “How did they make you feel?”

The only problem with that vision is that there are way too many different kinds of psychologists for any broadly applied stereotype describing them to be valid. While all therapists have among their goals helping their patients cope with the stresses of life and eliminate destructive thought patterns and behaviors, therapists use any of a wide range of types of therapy to try to achieve that goal. You can choose from Jungian analysis, Adlerian psychotherapy, existential psychotherapy, transactional analysis, family therapy, feminist therapy, gestalt therapy, and many other schools of therapy. And therapy can take place in a tremendous variety of settings, from hospitals to schools to professional sports teams’ locker rooms.

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February 5, 2006

Improving Employment Interviews

Filed under: Career and Employment,North America — Admin @ 12:24 pm

For over 50 years, psychologists criticized employment interviews on the grounds that they were subjective, subject to bias, and most important, poor predictors of future job performance. Hundreds of studies of the employment interview had led most industrial psychologists to conclude that they were nearly worthless and that interviews often did more harm than good. In the 1980′s, psychologists Gary Latham, PhD, Lise Saari, PhD, Elliot Pursell, PhD, and Michael Campion, PhD, suggested that interviews could be improved by providing structure, specifically by focusing the employment interview on questions that highlighted the interviewee’s ability to make good judgments in a variety of situations. Industrial psychologist Tom Janz, PhD, suggested another strategy for structuring employment interviews, by focusing on descriptions of past behavior rather than responses to hypothetical future situations.

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Case Manager

Filed under: Career and Employment,Jobs Posting,North America — Admin @ 12:21 pm

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in social work. However, extremely talented individuals from various backgrounds are open to apply if you can demonstrate that you have what it takes. Serious applicants only. Do not apply if you think this work is easy and pays big dollars. Be ready to take on a mission and share the success you help others achieve.

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Delaware Autism Program

Filed under: Career and Employment,Jobs Posting,North America — Admin @ 12:12 pm

School Psychologist opening at the Delaware Autism Program. We are a statewide public school program servicing students with autism, ages 2 – 21.
Requirements:
· Eligibility for DE certification in school psychology
· Experience with autism, developmental disabilities, or applied behavior analysis preferred
Responsibilities:
· Participate in development of educational plans to help students acquire skills and independence
· Conduct functional behavioral assessments and participate in the development of behavior management plans to address challenging behaviors
· Conduct individual assessments for educational planning and classification
Optional summer employment
Salary – Master’s Level $37 – 63K, Doctoral level – $43 – 71K
Excellent benefits through the state of Delaware

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School Psychologist

Filed under: Career and Employment,Jobs Posting,North America — Admin @ 12:11 pm

Putnam County, Florida has a position available January 2, 2006. We are located 30 miles west of St Augustine, 30 miles east of Gainesville and 90 miles north of Orlando. Our position is 263 days with 12 days of vacation, 12 days of sick leave and a full range of benefits. This is an especially good position for new graduates as our salary ($58,677) is not dependent upon experience.

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School Psychologist Position

Filed under: Career and Employment,Education,North America — Admin @ 12:09 pm

The Muscogee County School District, Columbus, Georgia, due to department growth, is seeking several new school psychologists for the 2006-2007 school year. Applicants must possess a minimum of an Ed.S. or equivalent degree in school psychology, with the NCSP preferable. The positions will entail comprehensive psychological services to three(3) schools and duties include strong pre-referral and consultative skills, willingness to problem-solve and intervene on school-related challenges, parent conferencing, crisis intervention and routine assessment functions. Salary range is currently $ 49,850-80,263 for a 210 day contract.

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