Evaluate Careers in Psychology

This assignment has two major sections.  However, you will be creating a single document for submission.

  • In Section I, you will read the case scenarios of three  adults who are about to complete their bachelor’s degree in psychology  and provide responses based on your reading and research to address the  concerns in the scenarios.
  • In Section II, you will evaluate yourself and rate your  own credentials in terms of your readiness for the next step after  obtaining your bachelor’s degree, should you be interested in pursuing  your education further.
  • Please label the sections as Section I and Section II in your document.

Section I
Use the information  presented in Chapter 8 of your course text as well as the required  websites to assist you in addressing the scenarios. You will also need  to do some additional research. Recommended websites are provided and  you will find useful information on the websites of graduate programs in  psychology and other mental health-related fields.

  1. Denise has decided she wants to counsel children and adolescents.  She has a modest amount of interest in reading research findings that  are relevant to counseling children and youth. She has little interest  in conducting research. She is exploring the following options for her  degree after her bachelor’s degree:
    • Master of Arts/ Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
    • Master of Arts/ Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
    • Master of Education in Counseling Psychology
    • Master of Social Work
    • Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling
    • Master of Science in Counseling.
    • Research the programs Denise is considering and list at least two pros and cons for each option.
  2. Raul always thought he wanted to be a clinical or counseling  psychologist until he did some volunteer work in a psychiatric clinic  and interviewed several psychologists and counselors. Now, as a senior  who is months away from graduation, Raul is trying to decide what his  next academic and career steps should be. He has a moderate interest in  research but does not care much for writing papers. He could see himself  teaching, if necessary, but it is not his passion. He already has a  wife and two children, so earning potential is important to him.
    • What advice would you give Raul based on the information from this week’s resources?
  3. After many years in the corporate world, John was let go from his  company due to down-sizing. He is interested in integrating what he  learned in business with psychology. He believes that  Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology might be a good fit for him.
    • What types of graduate options are available for John?
    • How competitive are graduate programs in I/O psychology?
    • What does he need to do to make sure he is competitive enough to be accepted into a graduate program?

Section II
For this section, copy and paste the  information from Table 8.4 in your text and then rate yourself for each  of the items.  Be sure to include an explanation for each at the bottom  of the individual sections. See the document with the information  attached here. ( Section IIPreview the document )

Writing Careers in Psychology

The Assignment:

  1. Must be at least three to four double-spaced pages in length  (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA  style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a separate title page with the following:
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  3. Must include all the information listed in Section I of the prompt  as well as the copied information from the Section II document.
  4. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  5. Must include a separate reference page that lists any cited sources  and is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford  Writing Center.
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