Child Psychology Cerenity Roles

Clinical Child Psychology

Clinical child psychology is a specialty in professional psychology that develops and applies scientific knowledge to the delivery of psychological services to infants, toddlers, children and adolescents within their social context.

Daily Tasks

  1. Diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders ranging from depression to schizophrenia
  2. Experimentation with drugs and alcohol, depression and anxiety, sexuallity concerns, schoolwork and self-discipline
  3. Spend their time accessing the depth of these problems with their patients and working with them to develop coping skills and solutions
  4. Interview patients and conduct tests
  5. If substance abuse is involved, a child therapist might devise a treatment plan
  6. If a child suffers with phobias, the therapist may implement a behavior modification program.

Work Schedule

  1. 35 hours per week
  2. Monday-Friday (sometimes saturdays)
  3. scheduled times with patients


  1. 67,880 a year (clinical counseling, and school)
  2. Median annual salary- $90,010
  3. $20 an hour (35 hours a week)
  4. *$700 a week; $2,8000 a month*

Work Enviornment

  1. Private or public schools
  2. Private companies
  3. Hospitals
  4. Work with children
  5. Clinical and counseling private practices

Issues or problems that may rise

  1. Anxiety or worry
  2. School avoidance
  3. Anger
  4. Coping with hospitalisation
  5. Loss of a patient
  6. Self-Harm


  1. Well- Pay
  2. Comfortable working hours in climate- controlled conditions
  3. Above-Average pay
  4. Emotional satisfaction

How do they help kids and families?

  1. Helps children cope with anything they need
  2. Let parents know what's going on
  3. helps ids get through tough time


  1. High school diploma
  2. Bachelor's degree (4 years)
  3. Masters degree (2 years)
  4. earn PHD or PsyD (2-4 years)

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