Day in the life of
Clinical Psychologist – Louis R. Franzini, Ph.D
Dr. Louis Franzini is a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida and California.
- Opportunities to pursue clinical and research topics of personal interest and of potential benefits to people with problems in living.
- Opportunity to teach and mentor students who can go on to be productive health care professionals.
- To receive a reasonable, but occasionally insufficient, financial compensation for my services.
- Freedom to structure my own schedule to a large degree and to organize my work within that schedule more so than would be the case in many other professions.
- To offer drug-free and empirically effective treatments to people with behavior disorders.
- Many laypeople have no idea what a clinical psychologist does professionally and cannot distinguish the profession from that of psychiatry.
- Many friends fear that you are psychoanalyzing them and will readily uncover their bizarre desires and impulses.
- Financial compensation on average is significantly less than that of psychiatrists’ despite very similar years of training and professional preparation and equal difficulty gaining admission to graduate programs. (I was admitted both to medical school and psychology graduate school.)
diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment.