Diagnoses and treats mental and behavioral disorders of individuals. It helps them overcome emotional and psychological problems and improve their quality of life.
It plays a role in the treatment of many diseases such as depression, phobia, anxiety, physical or psychosomatic disorder and behavioral problems.
What Does The Therapist Do, What Are Their Duties?
We can list the professional duties of therapists as follows;
To provide a positive environment in which the patient can express himself easily,
Collecting information about the patient through psychological tests, observation and interview,
Assessing the patient's psychological needs
To create an appropriate treatment plan for each patient,
Informing the patient about the treatment to be applied,
Monitoring and recording the progress of the patient,
To evaluate the effectiveness of treatments and the accuracy of diagnoses,
Providing professional advice and counseling to the patient in therapy sessions,
To provide encouragement and motivation to patients who have experienced psychological trauma,
Conducting research on new psychological approaches and techniques,
Using various treatment methods such as psychotherapy, hypnosis, behavior modification, stress reduction therapy, psychodrama and game therapy,
Referring patients to other specialists, institutions or support services when necessary,
To plan and develop the psychological service programs of psychiatry centers or hospitals in cooperation with psychiatrists and other professional staff,
Advising private companies and community organizations regarding mental health programs or individual situations.
How to Become a Therapist
It is necessary to graduate with a bachelor's degree from the Psychology and Psychological Counseling and Guidance departments of universities, which provide four-year education. Various institutes and universities have Psychotherapy training programs. Training can be obtained by participating in these programs. People who want to be a therapist must have certain characteristics;
Demonstrate the ability to identify complex problems and provide solutions,
To be able to use verbal and written communication channels effectively,
Demonstrate the ability to cope with stressful and emotional situations,
Demonstrate empathy and persuasion skills,
Demonstrate the ability to observe and analyze patients' needs and problems,
Positive attitude and high motivation.
Therapist Salaries 2022
The lowest Therapist salary in 2022 was determined as 5.700 TL, the average salary was 9.000 TL, and the highest salary was 14.000 TL.
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