For this assignment, students develop a set of questions to be asked during an interview with a professional in the field of psychology
For this assignment, students develop a set of questions to be asked during an interview of a
professional in the field of psychology. Questions should inquire about the interviewee's job
responsibilities; academic preparation for entry into the field including course work and practical
hands-on training, on-the-job training and experience; continuing education and licensing
requirements; courses they would recommend taking; satisfaction with the job, pay range, and work
environment; work/home life balance, how to avoid "burn-out" and recommendations the interviewee
would make to anyone considering entering the field.
Students may NOT use friends, co-workers, family members, supervisors, bosses, college professors
or persons not working in psychology specialty or very closely related areas for this assignment (e.g.
Substance Abuse Counselors, Marriage and Family Counselors, psychiatrists, and Social Workers (with
an LCSW-C) may be interviewed. Professionals with degrees and who work in fields which aren't
psychology sub-disciplines cannot). Schools counselor's need prior approval. Persons interviewed
MUST have a master’s or doctoral degree and must work directly with clients/patients.
A paper, due at the end of Week 7 of the course, articulating questions asked during the interview and
the interviewee's answers must be submitted with each question asked in bold font and the
interviewee's answers in plain font underneath to separate questions from answers. This paper
will conclude with two to three substantive paragraphs describing what the student learned during the
interview. Interviews may be conducted on-site or on the phone but not using email, instant
messaging or chat rooms. A brief letter of documentation from the interviewee indicating that
the interview was conducted over the phone or in-person must be submitted to the course
instructor's MyCampus email address located on the classroom syllabus page. The
interviewee should cc the student interviewer to this email.
The paper associated with the professional interview must have a properly APA formatted cover page
and be double-spaced in size 12 Times New Roman or Arial font.
|Academic Level||College (3-4 years: Junior, Senior)|
|Number of Pages||2 Page(s)/550 words|