MBTI® Test INFJ Clinical Psychologists

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Investigative, Social, Artistic (ISA) (GOT)

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According to Hammer (1996), Introverted-Intuitive-Feeling-Judging (INFJ) Myers-Briggs Test Personality Types do best in fields that are either artistic or related to healthcare. As Clinical Psychologists, they have the opportunity to unify these interests and use them to improve the mental health and lives of their clients. As a result, MBTI® test INFJs can often make excellent Clinical Psychologists.

Clinical Psychologists are responsible for supporting the mental health development of their clients. Generally, this first involves interacting with clients directly to help them gain greater insights into their own behaviors, goals, and values, and then identifying and diagnosing psychological or behavioral issues by using interviews, records, and reference materials. Once a diagnosis is made, clinical psychologists use a range of treatment methods, including stress reduction and behavior modification to help their clients become more adjusted. They might also arrange to have group counseling sessions for people who have substance abuse, stress, or family situations. Finally, clinical psychologists are responsible discuss the progress, treatment, and goals with clients and their families directly and be able to express potentially complex processes in ways that laypeople can understand.

Clinical psychologists use a variety of hardware, including laptop, desktop, and handheld computers, USB drives, tablets, scanners and photocopiers. They may also use electromyography (EMG) units or accessories which provide biofeedback. They also use many different kinds of software, including analytical or scientific software (e.g., Noldus Information Technology The observer), statistical software, or medical software (e.g.  Ansazi Software Client Data Systeml ICAN Notes, etc.). Of course these days, Microsoft Office, or their equivalent for Mac of Google, as well as email software, is ubiquitous.

Clinical psychologists need to have a solid foundation in psychology, therapy and counseling in order to be able to effectively interview, interact with, diagnose, and treat their patients. They also need a working fluency in the English language, as well as any additional languages their clients or supervisors also speak. Finally, clinical psychologists need enough of a foundation in law and government to be able to stay up to date of the most recent rules and regulations that have been passed in their field

Practicing as a clinical psychologist requires extensive preparation. Most clinical psychologists have at least a master’s degree, and the majority hold a Ph.D. or M.D. as well. It is not possible to become a clinical psychologist without a graduate degree.

Below are some employment trends for Clinical Psychologists:

  • Median wage: $33.12 hourly, $68,900 annually
  • Employment: 145,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022): Average (8% to 14%)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022): 55,900

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INFJ Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular INFJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education:Clinical Psychologists, Curator, Dentist, Desktop Publisher, Editor, Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors, Fashion Designers, Graphic Designers, Healthcare Social Workers, and Pediatricians

 

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References

Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)

Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)