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Counseling Psychologists - 19-3031.03

O*NET-SOC Description

Assess and evaluate individuals' problems through the use of case history, interview, and observation and provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Applied Behavior Science Specialist (ABSS)
  • Chemical Dependency Therapist
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • Counseling Services Director
  • Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Senior Staff Psychologist
  • Staff Psychologist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Advise clients on how they could be helped by counseling.
  • Analyze data, such as interview notes, test results, or reference manuals, to identify symptoms or to diagnose the nature of clients' problems.
  • Collect information about individuals or clients, using interviews, case histories, observational techniques, and other assessment methods.
  • Conduct research to develop or improve diagnostic or therapeutic counseling techniques.
  • Consult with other professionals, agencies, or universities to discuss therapies, treatments, counseling resources or techniques, and to share occupational information.
  • Counsel individuals, groups, or families to help them understand problems, deal with crisis situations, define goals, and develop realistic action plans.
  • Develop therapeutic and treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, or needs.
  • Document patient information including session notes, progress notes, recommendations, and treatment plans.
  • Evaluate the results of counseling methods to determine the reliability and validity of treatments.
  • Provide consulting services, including educational programs, outreach programs, or prevention talks to schools, social service agencies, businesses, or the general public.
  • Refer clients to specialists or to other institutions for noncounseling treatment of problems.
  • Select, administer, and interpret psychological tests to assess intelligence, aptitudes, abilities, or interests.
  • Supervise interns, clinicians in training, and other counselors.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer standardized physical or psychological tests.
  • Advise others on educational matters.
  • Advise others on healthcare matters.
  • Collect information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys.
  • Counsel clients on mental health or personal achievement.
  • Design psychological or educational treatment procedures or programs.
  • Diagnose neural or psychological disorders.
  • Record research or operational data.
  • Supervise trainees.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Navy Counselor (Counselor) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Navy Counselor (Recruiter) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Psychologist, Counseling