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Post Grad Certificates in Psychology

Overview of the field
Post-Grad Certificates in Psychology could be a step towards a Master’s degree program or you might enter the mental health field through a number of ways.

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Structure and duration of the degree program
The degree can be completed in a year or two depending on the student’s availability. Most of the colleges allow for a relaxing timetable suitable for students who work.

Highlights of the coursework
The coursework includes the basic and theoretical aspects of psychology. The coursework for the Post-Grad certificate includes:
Addictive behavior and its causes
Child psychology
Innovative practices in psychology
Psychology and health
Social and economic psychology
Workplace or industrial psychology
The coursework doesn’t require a specialization and the students can choose to study a number of electives.

Admission criteria and graduation requirements
To get admission into the Post-Grad certificate program you need a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field. Some universities, however, accept bachelors in fields other than the one you are applying for. 120 credit points are to be completed to get the degree.

Career prospects and average salary
Post-Grad Certificates in Psychology can be a good impetus to higher education in the mental health arena if you interested in continuing education. Otherwise, you can work as and with:
Assistant Counselors
Private clinics and shelter homes

The average salary for someone with a Post-Grad Certificate in Psychology is around $20,000 which can increase after considerable work experience in the field or if you decide to continue with further studies.

Frequently Asked Question(s)

Q:What is the duration of the Post Grad Certificate of Child Psychology?

A:The Post Grad Certificate of Child Psychology can be completed in as less as one year. It can also be completed in less than a year's time span if the certificate is pursued online. The online degrees are self paced, hence the speed at which the degree is completed totally depends on the student enrolled. Online Post Grad Certificates are the best means of updating your education if you have stayed out of touch with your profession for a while.

Q:Is there any work experience requirement for the adolescent psychology post grad certificates?

A:The Adolescent Psychology Post Grad certificates require that you have at least 6 months of work experience. This work experience needs to be relevant and according to the requirements of psychology practice. It is always preferred by the institutes if you have experience in the dedicated area such as adolescent mental development, child care, parenting etc.

Q:Can you tell me about the general courses that are available for post graduate certificates in psychology?

A:While the particular curriculum for post graduate certificates in psychology varies from school to school , the general courses taught in the certificate program include Psycho pharmacology, addictive behavior and its causes, child psychology, Innovative practices in psychology, psychology and health, social and economic psychology and workplace or industrial psychology among a variety of other courses.

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