So, what you need to know when choosing a personal psychologist.


Before you sign up for the first appointment, be sure to ask the technician or administrator to which education is the psychologist.

It should be noted here are the details: basic clinical medical education. The best option, of course, is when the psychologist has a medical degree in psychiatry... No, it's not because you are all so bad. Classic medical education in this area guarantees that the psychologist knows what he's talking about. The human psyche is directly connected with the nervous, endocrine and many other body systems. The ability to analyse these interactions and their right to perform is very important.

Also note on the diploma in psychology. Currently, any commercial College has a psychology Department, so better to give preference to large universities with long-standing practice of teaching psychology.

What else? Specialization of this expert. If it is long and firmly in the profession, he should be many certificates of courses, workshops, trainings and so on. Please note the topics of these trainings and courses. Feel free to ask questions. You don't have to know what art therapy or Gestalt or constellations according to Hellinger, therefore, let you in detail about all this talk. And you choose whether you need it or not.

Personal contact

Remember: the first is familiarity. You are looking at, and he meets with you. How you both work to establish this first contact, depends on your further work.

We need to be very honest and very careful. If you do not like it, analyze why. If unpleasant feelings arose in the course of conversation, you can try to discuss them with a psychologist. If later — write them down. Consider your motives: not if you're prejudiced, and why, did I not say a psychologist something bad for you, what it is, why it was unpleasant and for some reason you do not track it right away. What else could be the reason for your rejection of this expert: was he attentive to you, impartial, objective.

Do not hesitate to call a spade a spade, only honesty will help you make the right decision, because this decision very much depends.