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    Hi I’m currently a sophomore and will do IB diploma in five months . I have a strong interest in psychology and thinking of psychotherapy as my future career . (Majoring Psychology first) So far I’ve decided HL bio psychology arts because I kinda looking forward with art therapist but I’m still not sure but I do love art and willing to create art . But I have a question tho , psychotherapy is under psychology program and I’m wondering do you need a strong chemistry background to survive ? Is psychotherapy under Bachelor of Arts (psychology)?

    I'm not sure what the American system is, but in the UK (UK website here) you'd gain a standard psychology degree and then specialise at masters level. Or find a counseling/psychotherapy degree and work your way up the career ladder.

    You don't need a psychology degree to do counselling - only specific careers in educational/clinical/neuro -psychology require a psychology degree, and psychiatry requires medicine.

    You will be sorely dissapointed if you go into a psychology degree and your ONLY interested in the applied therapy route -- in that case i'd look into therapy/counselling training.

    If you're also interested in the scientific study of how the mind/brain works, how it develops in childhood, etc. etc., then psychology is a good degree to do, and you can later to training to become a professional psychologist.



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