The decision to get educated in psychology take the people in the different ages and for various reasons. It happens that quite mature and accomplished people understand the psychology – it is their vocation, and consciously They choose their curriculum. On the other hand, quite often psychological education chosen in the hope of 'understanding of themselves', to solve their own problems and no intention to work in their specialty. Of the many graduates of universities with a degree of psychological work a few. Search Jobs psychologist does not give too many results, most of the proposed job have little to do with the fact that young people represent themselves when choosing a career. As a result, many people who have no skills and practice in the specialty psychologist, but only theoretical knowledge, flaunt his education and distribute to friends 'Professional' advice left and right. Of course, this does not benefit the image of the profession of psychologist, already overgrown with many negative myths and stereotypes.
This situation is largely the result of a lack psychological culture in our country. At the time, as in Western countries turn to a psychologist or therapist, it is considered quite normal in Russia since Soviet times, all beginning with the syllable 'psi' is frightening. Instead of to try to understand themselves and solve their own problems (usually several months) with the help of a specialist, people opt for a much longer and more complicated way – to provide psychological education. Well, if their choice falls on the professional institution, which in addition to studying the theory required the passage of students and personal therapy support supervizorskaya. If, however, when training future psychologists do without practical training, a person's ability to solve their problems or help solve other people's very doubtful. As is known, the theoretical knowledge – is not the same thing, that the practical work on oneself. There may be appropriate to compare an athlete or athletic trainer: theoretical knowledge about what's inside the human body and how to move in a particular sport can be of little help. And psychological theories theories are without conscious work on yourself.
Thus, if the psychological education is chosen only in order to understand ourselves, it is necessary to consider passing the option instead of a good personal therapy specialist. To fully prepare the psychologist's personal therapy is still needed. In addition, it is very possible that in the process of personal therapy, the young man will understand and in his professional plans, interests and expectations and can confidently choose the sort of specialty, which suits him. If the work of psychologist – that is what is the soul, we must be prepared in addition to higher education to spend a few years practical training. Such training involves personal therapy and supervision and will require significant investment of time and money. But in addition to obtaining a result of interesting and useful professions will be more and understand themselves.