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Discussion in 'Mental Health and Social Welfare' started by xodd, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. xodd

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    lots to read, I apologize in advance.

    Greetings from Canada everyone :) as you can see I am new here. I believe I have finally found my home to ask all the psychology questions I can possibly think of! A little bit about me: I am currently a senior in high school (grade 12). Math is definitely not my strongest point (grade 9 was a 72%, grade 10 was a 65%, grade 11 was a 62% and in grade 12 i am currently sitting on a 68%. that being said all of my other courses that i have taken in grade 12 are in the mid 80's to high 90's. A couple years ago I was told that I should become a psychologist. I was interested in finding out more about psychology, and so i did. ever since then I have decided to major in psychology when i go to university.

    just recently I was accepted into a BA program at st. Mary's university. the sub-field that I want to carry on to do is clinical psychology. (I figured I have many options with clinical psyc. whether it be researching, working with patients with mental illnesses in a hospital, or just opening a private practice and counselling people.) but now I'm on the fence. I'm looking into I/O psychology thinking it would be pretty cool to study as well.. assessing the work place, counselling employers about their personal and work lives, creating a productive workplace ect.

    So here is what i am asking of you: What are the differences between clinical and industrial organized psychology? I know i could go and read some article on it, but i would rather have someone else's opinion on the topic, especially if they are in university/ a graduate.

    on top of all this. can any of you think of a way that i can start studying psychology now? (I have borrowed an intro-psyc text book) I'm pretty eager to learn, and get in what i can before i start university.. a lot of people are telling me though that its not worth it and to just wait until then. (if i had the chance, i would drop out of high school to study psyc full time at a university)

    please someone enlighten me, and feel free to change anything that I may have misunderstood. I'm getting a teeny bit stressed at this point. hahaha. thanks, and sorry for the long read, more questions may follow if i can think of any. -xodd
     
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  3. erg923

    erg923 Regional Clinical Officer, Cenpatico National 10+ Year Member

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    Clinical psychology deal with the assessment and treatment of abberant behavior and human suffering

    Industrial/organziational applies principles of psychological science in order to promote and improve the efficencey of companies and their workforces.
     
  4. xodd

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    Thanks!

    Am I correct on this statement? I also heard that in Canada at least, that its harder to get accepted into a clinical psyc phd program then it is to get into med school.
     
  5. erg923

    erg923 Regional Clinical Officer, Cenpatico National 10+ Year Member

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    Correct on both.
     
  6. xodd

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    how hard is it to get accepted into a industrial organized phd program? any clue? when I was talking to a student at st marys he said he had a prof that could convince you to change your mind and major in I/O psyc instead of whatever else. I also just remembered that I have a cousin who is a I/O psychologist (phd). lol
     

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