Clinical psychologists are specialists in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological and mental health problems. They are also involved in designing and implementing a wide range of prevention and mental health. They provide a wide range of psychological services to individuals across the lifespan and for mental health conditions that range from mild to severe and complex.
Consultation with a clinical psychologist involves:
Discussing the issues of concern for the client
Assessing the client’s emotional, intellectual and behavioural functioning
Exploring the thoughts, emotions and behaviour of the client
Helping the client develop effective ways of controlling and coping with these difficulties
Helping the client to implement changes that enhance wellbeing and awareness, and alleviate the presenting problems.
Sessions are usually up to one hour in length. The number of sessions required will vary and is usually negotiated between the clinical psychologist and the client.