Career prospects for graduates of distance learning child and adolescent psychology

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Graduates of child and adolescent psychology master the basics of diagnostics and are competent in counselling, educational psychology, developmental psychology research, prevention, training and intervention. They contribute to the promotion of upbringing and education as well as in learning therapy. Today we are looking at the different career prospects for graduates of distance learning child and adolescent psychology.

Educational psychology

If you enjoy exploring effective education methods and applied psychology, an educational psychology career is a great way to combine these two fields. Educational psychologists use knowledge from cognitive psychology, organisational psychology, and educational theory and practice to help schools and teachers support learning outcomes. They may diagnose4 learning disabilities, design and manage student individualised education plans, and educate and advise teachers and families on learning.

Residential youth counselling

Residential youth counsellors advocate for and respond to clients’ treatment and rehabilitation needs. They use the philosophy of social rehabilitation to integrate teaching daily living skills in a safe and healthy environment. Residential youth counsellors usually work in a youth group home where they help young people to cope with everyday situations and to accompany them in their development processes.

Developmental psychology

Developmental psychologists study how people grow and adapt at different life stages. Their work includes conducting research designed to help people reach their full potential. They work with people of all ages to understand and support their growth. Graduates can find a job as a research assistant at an institute or a university.

Counselling psychology

Counselling psychologists focus on normative issues of development and mental health, as well as the challenges individuals face throughout their lives. They also focus on systemic challenges such as prejudice and discrimination that occur in groups, in the workplace, in organizations, institutions and communities. Counselling is not therapy: the clients are mentally healthy but need support to be able to orientate themselves positively.

Prevention, training and intervention

Prevention specialists narrow their focus to a social service field such as child welfare, mental health, behavioural health, infectious diseases, or substance abuse. In Germany, they typically work with children and support them in developing their social skills and in coping with difficult life situations through prevention and training. In addition to bullying or drug prevention, possible topics include inclusion, diversity, school skills, and dealing with grief or parental separations.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog post on the career prospects for graduates of distance learning child and adolescent psychology. At PFH we make sure you receive a high-quality education that makes balancing your work and studies easier!


child adolescent psychology statistics
Source of statistics:
  1. The number of child and adolescent psychotherapists has gone up by 19% from 2015 to 2019 -
  2. In 2020, a total of 50,641 child and adolescent psychotherapists were working in various areas -
  3. Only 18.9% of people suffering from mental illness contact service providers per year -