What do they do?
Family and academic matters often cause commotion in a child’s life. Therefore, counsellors often need to counsel parents. They have to work with paediatricians too at times to see if physical ailments are the cause of the mental problems. Child counselling is an upcoming field and one of the biggest areas that can facilitate and compliment routine education. Counsellors should have empathy and the ability to balance the parents’ viewpoint with the child’s viewpoint. Far-sighted vision and sensitivity are also important attributes.
As a Child Psychologist your job will be to diagnose and treat learning or developmental disabilities in a child. You will have to manage a child’s behavioural issues. You may also have to administer psychological tests on a child in order to determine the problem. You will also be working with a health care teal to create a unique treatment plan for a client. You may also have to counsell parents in certain cases.