What is a Clinical Psychologist?
A clinical psychologist is a health care professional who is an expert in mental health. They have gone through extensive specialised training. This included the assessment, diagnosis, formulation, and psychological treatments for mental health. Whether this relates to short or long term behavioural, or emotional disorders. They are the only certified psychologists that have gone through this level of training for mental health. The studies to become a clinical psychologist lasts eight years in Australia.
What does clinical psychology involve?
Clinical psychology is a science-based method. It integrates theory and clinical practise to help understand and treat psychological problems. It focuses on identifying, preventing and relieving the symptoms of psychological disorders. Clinical psychologists aid patients with mild, moderate, severe, chronic, or complex problems.
What is the difference between other psychologists?
What do clinical psychologists do?
How can a clinical psychologist help you?
- Anxiety, worry and fear
- Depressed or extended negative mood
- Suicidal thinking
- Harmful thoughts towards yourself or others
- Problems with alcohol or drug abuse
- Addictions to gambling or gaming
- Concerns with body image and eating habits
- Poor concentration
- Insomnia and other sleep issues
- Intellectual disabilities
- Learning difficulties
- Behavioural problems in children and adolescence
- Dealing with grief and loss
- Obsessive thinking
- Hyperactivity and struggle to focus