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What are the future prospects of earning a Ph.D in clinical psychology?

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Posted February 25, 2009 at 6:00 PM via web

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What are the future prospects of earning a Ph.D in clinical psychology?

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goreadabook | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted June 9, 2009 at 6:07 PM (Answer #1)

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A Ph.D in clinical psychology will open up many opportunities for you.  First of all, since you would be doing a Ph.D instead of a Psy.D you would be trained more on the research end and would have the opportunity to write and publish new material that will help the field develop and grow.  You would have the option of going into private practice which is the route that many clinical psychologists take, bringing in approximately $125 per hour.

Clinical psychologists specialize in treating patients with abnormal mental behavior, brain diseases, and emotional disturbance while counseling psychologists typically focus on general mental health, family relations, and other more personal issues.

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