Psychologist, Christian Counseling Salary
A Psychologist, Christian Counseling earns an average salary of $41,500 per year.
Job Description for Psychologist, Christian Counseling
Psychologists of Christian counseling are usually present in a church, rehabilitation facility, or stand-alone clinic to help clients deal with issues in their lives using a Christian approach based on the teachings of the Bible.Read More...
These counselors may deal with a range of behavioral problems in people of all ages, including eating disorders, marital problems, drug and alcohol addiction, depression, and many others. They are tasked with helping clients overcome these problems through counseling, and they may conduct different types of therapy, such as behavioral, cognitive therapy, faith-based counseling, and hypnotherapy. Counseling is usually done by discussing the problem, gaining a better understanding of why it exists, and finding innovative approaches to overcome it. Prior to counseling, they may conduct a pre-evaluation to understand the problems the client faces, and counseling may be done in a group or one-on-one basis depending on the situation and clients' preferences.
Compassion and the ability to bond with clients are essential in this position, as is knowledge of the Bible and a variety of approaches to psychological counseling. Knowledge of different age group approaches is also important. Psychologists of Christian counseling must be licensed to practice in their states of employment, and a master’s degree or Ph.D. in clinical or counseling may be required for this position. There are both full-time and part-time positions available. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Psychologist, Christian Counseling Tasks
- Manage caseload and documentation
- Counsel patients and groups regarding problems
- Develop and implement individual treatment plans and monitor effectiveness
- Identify psychological, emotional or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders