What Does A Child Psychologist Do?

There are many kinds of psychologist and one of them is a child psychologist. Have you ever heard of one? If you’re wondering what a child psychologist is all about, let me tell you what exactly they do.

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    added on 3 Apr, 2019

    Thank you Dr. Paul. That is something I needed to hear, just because we feel frustrated with some of our child's behaviors it doesn't really mean that they have a pathology. I felt relief knowing that.

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    added on 3 Apr, 2019

    I can attest to what a good psychologist you are. For adults and children. We are huge advocates of Positive Psychology! Thank you for the wonderful education!

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    added on 3 Apr, 2019

    Thank you doc! That makes complete sense to why we are here on earth! Lol! Like always great advice, Great video! Thanks again!!

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    added on 16 Apr, 2019

    I really wanna be a child psychologist when I grow up.

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    added on 8 Oct, 2019

    They are so quick to diagnose kids with ADHD 🙄

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    added on 17 Oct, 2019

    Great video! My 14 year old daughter is interested in psychology.

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    added on 8 Apr, 2020

    Hi! I'm thinking of being a child or school psychologist. What degree level did you get? Does it matter if you get a PsyD or a PhD?

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    added on 26 Apr, 2020

    So I’m 12 and when I’ve had my mind set on being a pediatric psychiatrist or pediatric psychologist for about 2 years and ofc I’ve thought about other jobs but I’ve really wanted this one. I’m not sure what to do to become one And I’m very curious. I know a lot about mental health and how the mind works but I also don’t get the best grades because I’m currently in middle school they don’t really teach psychology. I’m not sure which one I should be and I do know the difference between them both. I don’t know what to do to become a pediatric psychologist or psychiatrist when I grow up. (I’ve tried looking it up online but it just confused me and I couldn’t find my answers)

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    added on 8 May, 2020

    I have a question. So I am majoring in human development and fmaily studies with a minor in psychology. Is that a good major to go into being a child psychologist?

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    added on 14 May, 2020

    I want to read complete child psychology because m unable to read even my own son to read his behaviour pllz suggest me

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    added on 27 May, 2020

    do your coaches meet people in person ? if so are they all over or just in a certain state?

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    added on 1 Jun, 2020

    Hi I'm in secondary school ( high school) in Ireland.I've always wanted to work with children, children with disabilities in particular. Recently I've been confused and unsure of what career path I want to take, what field I want to work in someday and what college courses I should take. I originally wanted to be a special education teacher but the job doesn't pay very well and I'm looking to have a lot of kids one day and with a low pay I don't think I could and where i live there aren't many special education schools.
    I have spent hours looking into all kinds of psychological and I heard that it's hard to get a job working with the exact kind of people I'd want to work with so I'm just not 100% sure if overall psychology is the right thing for me because I don't want to choose it just so I can work with challenged children and end up not working with them. I would love to be a school psychologist but not very many schools near me would need one or are looking for one. I looked at becoming a speech and language therapist which sounded great but after looking further into it I don't think it's right for me. I still haven't fully looked into occupational therapy so that could be a good option for me but then again I dont want to end up working with adults or elderly people, only children.

    I haven't fully looked into it but becoming an autism spectrum disorder specialist or a downsyndrome special could still be a good option for me. I'd love to open up a little centre one day for children with autism or downsyndrome and run my own little business.

    If anyone has any other job recommendations for me let me know. I'd love to hear some feedback and advice

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    added on 16 Jun, 2020

    i am 16 and beginning to think about my future career I really want to work with children with autism or disabilities and study to become a child psychologist. do you have any interesting book recommendations about child psychology or just psychology in general ?

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    added on 20 Jun, 2020

    Hi – I graduated from Spelman college in 2019 with a bachelors in Early Childhood Education, and have just completed my first year of teaching. Teaching in an extremely underserved community, I had a great deal of students with little to no resources, that would benefit from the help with their mental health, as it impedes on their learning in some cases. This is one of the reasons I am very interested in becoming a Child Psychologist, but I am unsure of what my next steps should be.

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    added on 29 Jul, 2020

    Hi, Doc. listen, I know you're obviously a professional who might not have time to read the comments or answer all the questions on his videos, but I just felt like I need to put myself out there. I'm 26 years old, I've worked a number of different dead end jobs but I like writing and self publishing children's books in my spare time. I'm at a crossroads in my life where I'm contemplating what the next step is. I don't have any children of my own, but I've noticed that for some reason kids just want to talk to me out of the blue and spill whatever's on their minds. sometimes it's not even my friend's kids or ones I've even met, just ones that pop out of the blue and start talking to me. sometimes I don't always have the advice they want to hear, but the look of gratitude and understanding they give me when they spill their guts to me just feels right. I don't have a ton of money and don't know where to begin with getting an education in this field. What I'm asking is how do I know this is right for me and where do I start if it is?

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    added on 1 Aug, 2020

    i really loved how you explained this !! thank you for sharing.

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    added on 8 Aug, 2020

    i started to consider being a child psychologist since primary school, it could also train my patience though. im also having struggle choosing my major in uni, graduating next year wish me luck…

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    added on 22 Aug, 2020

    I don’t know what to do. But i really want to help kids that have been abandoned and hurt. Kids that grew up in a bad situation. I want to help

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    added on 3 Sep, 2020

    So are they like behavioral therapists then?

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