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If I major in sociology will I still be able to become a child therapist?

All my life I have wanted to work with kids. I had a troubled childhood and no one to talk to. I have always wanted to be a child psychologist. Now that Im about to start college I dont thimk psychology is right for me. I am really interested in sociology. I also feel its a broader field than psychology. It would allow me more job options. I really want to counsel children and at risk teens though. Please help!

Asked By: chinesefoodruleZ - 11/17/2006
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No. To become a psychiatrist you can go on to grad school, with any degree. However to become a child therapist, if you don't want to major in psych, then Social Work is your answer. You will need to get a master's degree to do any type of counseling or therapy. Sociology is the study of the impact of environment on... More
Answered By: awdstyle - 11/17/2006
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sociology sounds to me like a researchers subject...but you know your options so...I say do what you like...back in the 70s we had a saying that was shunned by the politically correct crowd: "If it feels good do it"...
Answered By: stargazer6440 - 11/17/2006
 
yea you can major in anything you want as long as you take the proper prerequisites for being a child psychologist. remember your first four years or maybe two im not sure what your plans are are just core classes its like high school all over again but just make sure you talk to your counselor at the college so they... More
Answered By: blah123 - 11/17/2006
 
No absolutely not.
Answered By: Therapist King - 11/17/2006
 
You can talk to a sociology professor. I tried doing that, but, you probably gonna benefit more since you already know want you want to be. The sociology professor, whom I talked to, had worked as a counselor at a hospital. She said she didn't like it very much.
Answered By: nid2bhapi - 11/17/2006
 
I would say to major in social work..Soc is more research and psychoogists and soc WILL require a masters degree to use. You can go to work immediately with sw. Social Work is probably a broader field than soc...you can work in schools, doctor's offices, hospitals, nursing homes, etc.
Answered By: Alicia F - 11/17/2006
 
My mommy says I can be anything I want to be.
Answered By: daniel g - 11/17/2006
 
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