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What does a Correctional
Transcript of What does a Correctional
What does a Correctional Facility Psychologist do?
Provide mental health treatment to those placed in custodial correctional settings. (Inmates who have mental health problems.)
Restore inmates health and mental health.
Create a safer atmosphere for staff dealing with inmates.
Help them transit from prison into the world.
Conduct psychological evaluations of inmates.
Salary & Benefits
Have a salary of $52,000 to $85,000. Specialists with additional education are often more valuable to their employers and can have a higher salary.
High earning potential.
Can help for those who needs support and help the most in society.
Is an ongoing learning experience
Extensive education and training
Beginning salary is low
Possibility of patient violence in the dangerous workplace.
Work long hours with clients who can be demanding, argumentative, or unstable.
Stressful and straining
Typically, correctional facility psychologists have a master’s level degree in clinical psychology, although doctoral education increases the salaries available.
Recommended to have a Ph.D. in psychology or a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree
Doctoral study of around five to seven years.
Must have a bachelor's degree.
Be fully licensed by the state.
Must complete an internship
Must complete a college-level math course.Precalculus is recommended, but other math classes will also fulfill the requirement.