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Service Populations

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Who would I serve in a psychology role?

Service Populations

Think about the populations you would like to serve as you consider possible job settings. You may be interested in serving seniors and elderly people, children, people with disabilities, adolescents, people of a certain ethnic or religious background, couples, employees, job-seekers, families, people with mental illnesses (or psychiatric disorders), immigrants, probationers, prisoners, or other people with certain specific issues, goals or challenges. There is a very wide range of possibility. Thinking about the issues you are interested in can help you decide what population you want to work with too.

Some of the issues of people who are served by paraprofessionals and professionals are; drug abuse and addiction, infertility, adoption issues, disability challenges, death and dying, academic issues, childhood abuse issues, anger and aggression and many others. Whether you choose to work with people who have mental illnesses, also called psychiatric disorders; people who have life issues, but not necessarily serious psychiatric diagnoses; or people who are seeking help with self-improvement, there are many different challenges they face. You may be able to help them with these if you have a Psychology Degree with the training appropriate to those issue(s).



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