Dr. Beth Grosshans obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Ohio State University and is the author of the parenting book Beyond Time-Out. Working in both outpatient and inpatient settings, Dr. Beth Grosshans has provided psychotherapy treatment to numerous children. Now retired, Dr. Grosshans supports educational institutions by continuing to draw upon her expertise as a child psychologist.
In the course of their practice, child psychologists typically encounter a diverse range of situations, such as learning disabilities, abuse, bullying, and psychological disorders, which require specific skills to manage. Practicing as a child psychologist requires being enthusiastic, trustworthy, and having an ability to communicate clearly with children.
Enthusiasm is a key skill, since it can help children enjoy their therapy, which in turn is critical for helping them make progress. Trustworthiness is equally valuable for a therapist to develop confidence in the child and parents they work with, since sensitive and personal information is typically shared during counseling sessions. Child psychologists also need to communicate effectively in a way the child understands, and to work with the wider network of those supporting the child.
Experienced Psychologist Beth Grosshans Lectures on Child Development