Are you confused about the scope of Psychology in Pakistan? Are you one of those students who want to pursue Psychology but is confused because of the myths associated with psychology field. Don’t worry we have got you covered. In this blog you will get all the information related to the psychology field For more info please keep reading the blog.
Psychology can be defined as science of mind and behavior. With no doubt it can be stated that Psychology is a promising subject in the field of health sciences.
With the passage of time people have realized the importance of mental health and also how vital it is to treat the mental health . This has put a specific focus on diseases of the brain and the cure . In simple words it can be said that people have realized that mental health is as important as physical health. Due to these reasons psychologists have gained an massive importance during the last 10 years.
Psychologists are doctors or therapists who are responsible for the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and counseling of patients with mental health disorder. Mental health disorders include schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder etc. Psychologist try o understand the human behavior and also try to understand various concepts like intelligence, emotions, interpersonal relations etc.
Psychologist uses their knowledge and skills to provide assistance to people suffering from mental health disorders and also help them in overcoming whatever is bothering them. Psychologists bring a positive change in patients life.
Difference between Psychologists and psychiatrists:
People always seem to be confused in differentiating between a psychiatrist and a psychologist . Difference between the both of them is that psychiatrist have the permission to prescribe drugs used for the treatment of mental disorders whereas a clinical psychologist deals with behavioral therapy .
The subjects you study in this field are mentioned below:
- Introduction to Psychological research
- Developmental Psychology
- Cognitive psychology
- Social psychology
- Personality and individual differences
- Survey research and design in Psychology
- Motivation and emotion
- Experimental Psychology
Note: Not every course is mentioned in the blog .
Scope of Psychology in Pakistan:
A decade ago when there was a very minute concept of mental health in the minds of people. And psychologists were considered as the doctors for the crazy people. We can say that at that time the scope of psychology was not vast. But with the passage of time things have been altered.
The scope of psychology is increasing tremendously in Pakistan because there are so many issues and disorders that are cured with the help of psychologists For instance nowadays there are so many children who need speech therapies, Academies have been developed in order need to find out why kids behaves in a explicit way, rapists also sent to psychologists by courts for the assessments. People with depression are also treated by psychologists . Other than this patients with different kind of phobias also take aid of psychologist.
Employment Areas in Psychology field:
- Child/Youth Guidance Centres
- Community Mental Health Centres
- Correctional Programs
- Research Labs
- Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
- Welfare Organizations
- Rehabilitation Centres
Psychology Job Types:
- Career Counselor
- Community Relations Officer
- Developmental Psychologist
- Day-care Centre Supervisor
- Educational Psychologist
- Forensic Psychologist
- Human Resources Assistant
- Health Educator
- Industrial Psychologist
- Career Employment Specialist
- Child Care Worker
- Child Support Specialist
- Clinical Psychologist
- Counseling Psychologist
- Psychiatric Technician
- Public Statistician
- Psychiatric Assistant
- Recreation Worker
- Rehabilitation Specialist
- Research Psychologist
- School Psychologist
- Social Worker
Psychologist Salary in Pakistan:
Salary in this field depends on your specialization and nature of Job . The estimated salary of psychologist is 70k per month
Institutes offering psychology discipline in Pakistan :
Note: More than 100 Universities in Pakistan are offering psychology discipline . Some of them are mentioned below
- Quaide Azam University
- National University of Modern Languages( Numl)
- Bacha Khan University
- Virtual University of Pakistan
- International Islamic university
- Comsats University
- Bahria University
- University of Haripur
- Bahuddin Zikrya University (Multan Campus
- Islamia College University
- University Of Sargodha
- Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University.
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