Clinical Psychologists

Clinical psychologists work with people experiencing emotional, psychological or behavioural distress, perform tests and assess their emotional, cognitive and behavioural processes, and determine treatments to help patients improve their mental wellbeing.

Entry Reqirements

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Typical Tasks

  • Writes reports on their work and conducts applied research.
  • Maintains required contacts with family members, education or other health professionals, as appropriate, and recommends possible solutions to problems presented.
  • Helps patients to manage their own psychological conditions.
  • Provides treatment or guidance using a variety of therapy and counselling techniques.
  • Determines appropriate treatment and may refer patients to other mental health professionals.
  • Administers tests to assess patients' needs through interviews, psychometric tests and observation of their behaviour.

Desired Skills

Active Listening, Learning Strategies, Critical Thinking, Active Learning, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Writing, Monitoring, Science, Mathematics

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