Child Psychology Jobs

People in Child Psychology Jobs work with children to help manage the stress and problems of everyday life, including both school and home environments. Child Psychologists counsel children and do behavioral interventions when needed.School psychologists, a subset of child psychology, collaborate with teachers, parents and other school personnel to help children with both learning disabilities and those who are gifted and talented and require a more challenging curriculum. Their role is to also work with teachers and parents and make suggestions for classroom management and parenting techniques.

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What are the Responsibilities for Someone Working in Child Psychology?

Child Psychologists focus on diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional problems specific to the age group of children and adolescents. A Child Psychologist evaluates and monitors the behavioral, social, emotional, and mental states of their clients.  Their clients include children with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, autism, phobia, attention deficit disorder, and other mental health issues affecting children.

Child Psychologists use psychological theories to counsel and teach children to manage depression and anxiety resulting from emotional and developmental issues. They assess a child’s psychological problem and develop therapeutic approaches to help the child, their family, and other support networks to provide proactive behavioral strategies.

Where do Professionals in Child Psychology Work?

Child Psychologists work in a variety of settings. For example, School Psychologists work in educational settings, at private and public institutions, where educational professionals and parents refer students for assessment of mental health issues.

Child Psychologists also work in research facilities where they conduct scientific study of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional issues that affect children. They may work in laboratories, studying human mental development of cognitive skills, language acquisition, development of morals, and personality development.

Many Child Psychologists work in private practice, providing mental health assessment and diagnosis, as well as psychotherapy for children and adolescents. Child Psychologists also work in healthcare settings, mental health facilities, government agencies, and legal settings.

 

What Skills are Required in Child Psychology?

Child Psychologists must have good listening skills. They should listen actively, paying attention not only to what their client is saying but also what they do not verbalize. This requires strong communication skills and the ability to help clients feel comfortable enough to relate relevant information. Child Psychologists must possess strong critical thinking skills. They should have the ability to quickly assess the effectiveness of treatment plans, questioning what is and is not working for the client, and then changing the plan as necessary for the well-being of their client. A good therapist should have the ability to empathize with many types of personalities and try to understand their clients’ thoughts and feelings.

 

How Much Money Can You Make in Child Psychology?

Child Psychologists make an average salary of $78,000 per year. This figure can vary wildly depending on specialty and location. The annual average salary of a school psychologist can range between $59,00 and $81,000. Child Psychologists who are just beginning their career earn an average of $41,000 per year, and they typically start their career working in rural or less populated areas of the country. Seasoned Child Psychologists can earn upwards of $135,000 annually in urban and other largely populated areas. Government industries average $96,000 per year. Hospital and ambulatory healthcare settings pay an average annual salary of $82,000.

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Marin Community Clinics San Rafael, California US 01/26/2021
Reporting to the Lead Psychiatrist, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides quality care to patients consistent with her/his training and expertise. Works as member of the behavioral health and primary care team Provides psychotropic medication evaluations and follow-up care for patients by request of PCP or other behavioral health providers as part of their overall treatment plan, per NP protocols Provides ... More
Behavioral Health Clinician - Child Jewish Family & Children's Service Gilbert, Arizona US 01/26/2021
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Child Care Consultant Early Intervention Community Mental Health CEI Lansing, Michigan US 01/26/2021
Responsibilities: This is a split child care expulsion consultant and direct service home-based mental health therapist positions creating full-time position. Under the direction of the Early Intervention Services Coordinator, will provide consultation with daycare settings and direct services to families regarding children at risk of preschool discipline, ... More
BE/BC Child Psychiatrist SwedishAmerican Center for Mental Health Rockford, Illinois US 01/26/2021
BE/BC Child Psychiatrist SwedishAmerican Center for Mental Health seeks a BE/BC Child Psychiatrist to expand our comprehensive interdisciplinary Mental Health Team. The Center for Mental Health provides compassionate and unopposed support to the 250+ employed providers of SwedishAmerican ... More
BE/BC Child Psychiatrist SwedishAmerican Center for Mental Health Rockford, Illinois US 01/26/2021
BE/BC Child Psychiatrist SwedishAmerican Center for Mental Health seeks a BE/BC Child Psychiatrist to expand our comprehensive interdisciplinary Mental Health Team. The Center for Mental Health provides compassionate and unopposed support to the 250+ employed providers of SwedishAmerican ... More
Post-Doctoral Fellow The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina US 01/26/2021
The African American Families and Kinship Care Lab in the Department of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications for aPost-Doctoral Fellow. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work on a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) funded study focused on Alzheimers disease (AD) among African American (AA) kinship caregivers. Specifically, the aim of this two-phase mixed ... More
Clinical Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center Child Mind Institute New York, New York US 01/26/2021
The Child Mind Institute (CMI) is recruiting a clinical psychologist for the Mood Disorders Center (MDC). The center offers cutting edge, evidence-based and tailored treatment services for children, adolescents, and young adults suffering from mood disorders and related concerns, including depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, suicidality and self-harm, and emotional dysregulation. Clinicians within the center are experienced in treating ... More
Clinical Social Worker, Mood Disorders Center Child Mind Institute New York, New York US 01/26/2021
The Child Mind Institute (CMI) is recruiting a clinical social worker for the Mood Disorders Center (MDC). The center offers cutting edge, evidence-based and tailored treatment services for children, adolescents, and young adults suffering from mood disorders and related concerns, including depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, suicidality and self-harm, and emotional dysregulation. Clinicians within the center are experienced in treating the ... More
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