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Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychology is a clearly identifiable area of expertise in mental health, with accredited post-graduate qualifications to enable them to be distinguished for their expertise in mental health by the public and other health professions. Our Clinical Psychologists in Parramatta have specialist training in the assessment and diagnosis of mental illnesses and psychological problems. They are qualified to provide expert opinion in clinical and compensation areas. Through applying psychological theory and scientific research, they aim to assist in solving complex clinical psychology problems requiring tailored interventions. Alongside complex problems, our therapist is dedicated to ensuring improvements in personal wellbeing and life satisfaction

Specific areas of practice

Most clinical psychologists develop expertise in specific areas, or practice in sub-specialisations of clinical psychology. 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.

In addition to professional practice, clinical psychologists may be involved in research, teaching and supervision, program development and evaluation, public policy and other activities that promote psychological health in individuals, families, groups, and organisations.

Skills and competencies of clinical psychologists

Clinical psychologists have skills in the following areas:

Psychological assessment and diagnosis

Clinical psychologists have specialist training in the assessment and diagnosis of major mental illnesses and psychological problems. Through their specialist training, clinical psychologists are qualified to provide expert opinion in clinical and compensation areas.

Treatment

Clinical psychologists are trained in the delivery of a range of techniques and therapies with demonstrated effectiveness in treating mental health disorders. They are specialists in applying psychological theory and scientific research to solve complex clinical psychology problems requiring individually tailored interventions.

Research, teaching and evaluation

Research, teaching and evaluation are all integral to the role of clinical psychologists. Research is often conducted on prevention, diagnosis, assessment and treatment. Clinical psychologists are involved in the design and implementation of treatment strategies in various settings (such as primary care, psychiatric and rehabilitation) and in the subsequent evaluation of treatment outcomes.