Q I have performed under-graduation in Psychology Honours from Panjab University. I am going for additional research to Canada. Should I go for courses in animal-assisted therapy or first full post-graduation in medical psychology?
Yatri Buch, Jalandhar
A With scientifically confirmed benefits for psychological and bodily well being, animal-assisted therapy is regularly gaining reputation everywhere in the world as a complementary therapy/various therapy. There have been fixed efforts via analysis to rework this therapy right into a mainstream one.
If you want to pursue a profession as an animal-assisted therapist, you might achieve this by attending a certificates course, a part-time or a full-time programme. You may search a web-based courses. When you apply for a programme, ensure that to look at the organisation’s credentials nicely.
To follow any type of psychotherapy, having a background in psychology or medication can show extremely useful because it offers with a spread of psychological and neurological-related sicknesses.
You needn’t be a psychologist to turn out to be an animal-assisted therapist. However, incomes a certificates in therapy is not going to make you a psychologist except you already are one. Generally, you require a better schooling qualification in psychology to name your self a psychologist.
On the opposite hand, you can be addressed as a psychologist when you pursue your grasp’s in medical or another discipline of psychology, for that matter. Clinical psychology is without doubt one of the most revered fields of psychology.
Therefore, having a postgraduate diploma (referred to as Graduation in Canada) in Clinical Psychology after which choosing animal-assisted therapy could make your profile seem a lot stronger.
Sanjay Arora is Chief Mentor and CEO, Maven Career Coaching.