A Clinical Psychologist is a specialist and mental health professional with highly specialized training in the psychological assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental, behavioural and emotional disorders across the lifespan.
Clinical psychologists have a whole host of specific skills that they employ in their work, including:
Understanding the broad expanse of mental health problems and how they may occur at any age.
Having extensive knowledge of mental related disorders and how to diagnose and treat it.
Using standardized psychological assessment including personality in order to be more effective in treatment planning.
Consulting with a multidisciplinary health care professionals and organizations about violence, suicide, and severe mental distress.
Being able to perform research and collect clinical data to enhance the understanding and effective treatments in the Clinical Psychology field.
The Type of Cases Seen by A Clinical Psychologist (Children and Adults)
• Intellectual Disabilities (ID)
• Gifted Intellectual Abilities
• Specific Learning Disorders (e.g Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia)
• Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
• Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Panic / Phobias
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
• Eating Disorders: Anorexia / Bulimia Nervosa
• Addiction - substance or activity
• Bipolar Disorder
• Sleep Problems
• Psychological and Neurocognitive Issues
• Grief and Loss
• Life Transitions
• Behavioural issues
• Anger Management Issues
• Relationship Issues
• Personal Growth