Psychology. Second higher education - how to become a psychologist
In modern society, more peopleare fond of psychology and psychoanalysis. The scientific works of such scientists as Sigmund Freud, Karl Gustav Jung, Erich Fromm, Eric Burne, Lev Semenovich Vygotsky, Yulia Borisovna Gippenreiter, and others become the reference books of some of them. The number of fans of psychology is constantly increasing. And now beginner psychologists-lovers are already thinking about how interesting it is to be a psychologist, and they are looking for a suitable university to get a second higher education in the psychology department.
Where to go to study
Currently, in a variety of universities are openfaculties of psychology. The second higher education can be obtained both in state and non-state educational institutions. The first option, of course, is more preferable, but also more expensive. If the desire to learn is great, and there is not much money, one can consider commercial institutes. But in this case it is very important to ask in advance the qualifications of future teachers and the opportunity to practice. Also for future students in most universities there are forms of distance learning and distance learning.
In Moscow, traditionally strong training is given topsychological faculties of Moscow State University, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Institute of Psychology of RAS and others. In St. Petersburg, the most popular is SPBGPMU, SPBGMU them. IP Pavlova, SPbSU, RSPU them. AI Herzen. Training lasts on average 3-4 years. To seriously study psychology, the second higher education can be obtained in one of them. Many of these universities also offer a professional retraining program. The duration of such a program is less than 1-2 years, and the cost is somewhat lower.
In the process of studying, many students beginunderstand that reading interesting literature, analyzing life situations described in books and journals, and scientific psychology as a second higher education is not the same thing. A large volume of literature, the memorization of specialized terms, the study of the anatomy and physiology of the brain - that's the everyday life of a beginning psychologist. Practice will be, only at the end of training, most likely, you will not be allowed to work with real clients, but will only show the working classrooms of practicing psychologists and acquaint them with the peculiarities of their work.
Before you go to school, it is better toimagine where to go to work afterwards. There are a lot of options, starting from schools, kindergartens and social centers, ending with their own psychological office. Psychologists are also required in various organizations to assist in recruiting staff and conducting trainings for established teams. During the study it is very important to determine the psychological course that you will follow in the future work, and to pass specialized trainings and seminars in this direction. Although they are not expensive, they will give you the opportunity to practice and get a certificate, the presence of which will raise your level as a specialist.
Being a psychologist is both difficult and interestingSimultaneously. For the study of psychology, universities provide good opportunities. In order not to be disappointed in the future profession, one must be prepared beforehand for difficulties and, most importantly, be able to treat people with great attention, patience and respect.