What does a psychologist do?

The role of a psychologist is wide-ranging and differs from professional to professional.

In general, psychologists provide assessment and therapy to individuals, psychological assessment, conduct research and encourage change in organisations or society.

Many psychologists have a therapeutic role. This means they assess an individual’s issues and life situation and provide support and intervention in line with their goals.

For example, a psychologist may work one-on-one with someone to help them recover from mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

In a therapeutic role, psychologists may also:

-Assess the needs of vulnerable individuals and offer advice and education to families and carers on how to help care for a loved one. For example, a psychologist may assess cognitive functioning in an individual with an acquired brain injury and offer support to that individual and their family.

-Work with high functioning individuals in the workplace to help enhance performance and prevent burnout.

· Work in schools to help children, parents and teachers address learning or behavioural concerns.

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