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Learn about the most important knowledge areas for Counseling Psychologists. Also, find out how proficient you have to be in each knowledge area.

Importance*More Info
1.Therapy and Counseling99
2.English Language85
3.Psychology73
4.Sociology and Anthropology71
5.Customer and Personal Service70
6.Education and Training66
7.Philosophy and Theology61
8.Clerical50
9.Administration and Management44
10.Computers and Electronics42
* Importance out of 100

Score Key
  Importance for success in this profession
  Level of proficiency needed

Knowledge Area Scores

Therapy and Counseling
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
99
99
Put ice on a sprained ankleProvide job counseling to the unemployedCounsel an abused child
English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
85
80
Write a thank you noteEdit a feature article in a local newspaperTeach a college English class
Psychology
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
73
72
Monitor several children on a playgroundUnderstand the impact of alcohol on human responsesTreat a person with severe mental illness
Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
71
64
Identify two cultures in a story as being differentWrite a pamphlet about cultural differencesCreate a new theory about the development of civilizations
Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
70
78
Process customer dry-cleaning drop offWork as a day care aide supervising 10 childrenRespond to a citizen's request for assistance after a major disaster
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
66
61
Show someone how to bowlLead a quality improvement seminarDesign a training program for new employees
Philosophy and Theology
Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
61
69
Watch a TV program on family valuesUnderstand another culture's religious practicesCompare the teachings of major philosophers
Clerical
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
50
49
File letters alphabeticallyType 30 words per minuteOrganize a storage system for company forms
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
44
40
Sign a pay voucherMonitor progress of a project to ensure timely completionManage a $10 million company
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
42
50
Operate a VCR to watch a pre-recorded training tapeUse a word processorCreate a program to scan computer disks for viruses