A specialist in one or more areas of psychology; a field of science that studies the mind and behaviors. Areas of specialty can include psychological testing and practitioners of therapy or counseling.
A scientific assessor of brain function (not medically trained or qualified). A psychologist may work in a university, in industry, in schools, or in a hospital. A clinical psychologist has been trained in aspects of the assessment and treatment of the ill and handicapped. He or she usually works in a hospital, often as one of a multidisciplinary team. An educational psychologist has been trained in aspects of the cognitive and emotional development of children. He or she usually works in close association with schools and advises on the management of children.
a health professional (not a physician) who specializes in the mental or behavioral characteristics of an individual or group. Provides psychological testing for diagnosis of mental and behavioral disorders. Psychologists are granted a Doctor of Psychology degree. easonable and Customary (R&C) charge — the prevailing charge made by physicians or similar expertise for a similar procedure in a particular geographic area. Also called Usual, Customary and Reasonable fees.
They assess the current emotional and lifestyle problems of clients, their social and family histories, and examine how feelings, actions, beliefs and culture interact to shape the person's experience and difficulties. Clinical Psychologists give psychometric and neuropsychological tests to identify problems and to measure clients' skills and abilities. They develop and implement individual client plans. They cannot prescribe medication.
A person qualified in the scientific study of the mind. A Clinical Psychologist is trained in the assessment and treatment of people with illness, or mental health problems such as depression or anxiety.
A clinical psychologist is a professional who treats mental illness, emotional disturbance, and behavior problems. They use talk therapy as treatment, and cannot prescribe medication. A clinical psychologist will have a master's degree (M.A.) or doctorate (Ph.D.) in psychology, and possibly more training in a specific type of therapy.
A person usually trained at a post-graduate level who works to apply psychological principles to the assessment, diagnosis, prevention, reduction, and rehabilitation of mental distress, disability, dysfunctional behaviour, and to improve mental and physical well-being.
Psychology is concerned with the study of feelings, behaviour (including the physiological and biological bases of behaviour), motives and thinking. A Psychologist therefore applies this knowledge to help people solve personal problems or help a group. Therefore, there are several branches of applied psychology (occupational psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, child psychology, forensic psychology etc.) that a psychologist can specialise in. The core training of these professionals is very similar. To become a psychologist the individual must first take a degree, followed by Masters degree and/or PhD. For the UK, all these degrees must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS). After completion of their academic studies the individual must then have several years of supervised relevant work experience and training before they can become a chartered psychologist. HR professionals may typically work with occupational/business psychologists.
Psychologists have skills in the assessment and treatment of mental illness and psychological problems. Unlike psychiatrists they are not medical doctors, their skills include assessing cognitive functions (for example, speech and thought) and providing talking interventions including psychotherapy and counselling.
A professional, not a medical doctor, with advanced training in the study of mental processes and human behavior. A school psychologist conducts various evaluations, especially aptitude and ability tests, and may work with students, classroom teachers, parents, and school administrators on behavior assessments and behavior management programs.
a person who is licensed or certified as a clinical psychologist. Where no license or certification exists, this term means a person who is considered qualified as a clinical psychologist by a recognized psychological association. The term also can include any other licensed counseling practitioner whose services are required to be covered by law in a certain area if he or she is operating within the scope of his or her license and is performing a service for which benefits are provided under this Group Health Program when provided by a psychologist. The term can also include any psychotherapist while he or she is providing care authorized by the claims administrator if he or she is state-licensed or nationally certified by his or her professional discipline, and is performing a service for which benefits are provided under this Group Health Program when provided by a psychologist.
Psychologists are trained in the assessment and treatment of people with emotional, interpersonal or behavioral problems. They work in a variety of settings including schools, clinics, mental health centers and hospitals. School psychologists specialize in counseling school children and their families, and work with teachers and other school staff to improve the child's ability to function in a school setting. Psychological testing done in schools is done only by psychologists. A behavioral psychologist specializes in the objective observation and analysis of behavior and in developing behavior management programs.
A psychologist is a doctoral-level specialist in psychology, licensed by the state to practice professional psychology (e.g., assess and treat), teach psychology as a scholarly discipline, or conduct research. Psychologists are usually qualified to provide psychotherapy, administer psychological and educational tests, and diagnose and treat mental and psychiatric disorders.
A psychologist evaluates and treats problems with thinking, behavior and feelings. Illness or injury can affect the way the patient thinks and acts, and often affects the way that they feel. The psychologist helps the patient and family understand and accept these changes.
A psychologist detects and treats emotional problems. Personality and intelligence testing can help a psychologist diagnose these problems. Treatments include individual, family, and group therapy sessions. Psychologists in long-term care facilities also teach staff members how to interact with residents.
A psychologist studies and understands brain/behavior processes from a scientific viewpoint and applies this knowledge to help people understand, explain, and change behavior. A psychologist does not have a medical degree and thus cannot prescribe drugs.
A mental health professional who has a Ph.D. or Psy.D. which includes four (4) years of graduate training, one (1) year internship, and two (2) years of clinical supervision. Licensure varies by state. In Virginia a written exam must be successfully completed in order to be licensed.
A healthcare professional who specializes in evaluating and treating people with mental illness. A psychologist is not a medical doctor and therefore cannot prescribe medication, but is trained to diagnose mental illness and provide psychotherapy.
An expert in assessing overall development (including thinking, speaking, memory, reasoning skills, learning, socialization and school achievement). A psychologist can also help to understand and cope with different feelings related to illnesses, hospitalization, and treatment as well as help a child manage inappropriate behaviors.
A healthcare professional that specializes in the science of mind and behavior. Psychologists usually have a PhD and have received additional training to work with patients. Psychologists are not medical doctors and cannot ordinarily prescribe medication. They do perform evaluations, use psychotherapy, and may work with medical doctors to treat patients.
A mental health professional who has a PhD or PsyD; state licensing requirements vary but usually include completing an internship program in a mental health facility, supervised clinical work and passing a national examination.
a health professional who specializes in the study of the structure and function of the mind and related mental processes in humans and animals. A clinical psychologist has a graduate degree in psychology and training in clinical psychology and may provide testing and counseling services to patients who may have an emotional or mental health problem.
A person who holds a degree in psychology from an accredited program. Psychologists involved with patient care are called clinical psychologists. They may provide psychotherapy but are not authorized to prescribe medication. Compare to Psychiatrist.
a specialist in the study of the structure and function of the brain and related behaviors or mental processes. A psychologist may provide psychological evaluation, assessment, testing, and treatment, but may not prescribe medications.
A professional specializing in counselling, including adjustment to disability. Psychologists use tests to identify personality and cognitive functioning. This information is shared with team members to assure consistency in approaches. The psychologist may provide individual or group psychotherapy for the purpose of cognitive retraining, management of behavior and the development of coping skills by the patient/client and members of the family.
A health care professional who specializes in the learning emotional, and behavioral development of children. There are three different kinds of psychologists: Clinical Psychologist works with children with emotional and/or behavioral problems. Developmental Psychologist works with infants and children with developmental challenges or disabilities. Neuropsychologist works with children who have learning and developmental disabilities due to suspected or known damage to their central nervous system.
a licensed mental health professional (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) who specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders. Training prepares clinical psychologists to treat adults and children either individually, as part of and involving the family unit, and/or in a group setting. Psychologists also conduct cognitive, academic, and personality testing.
Person with an advanced degree who specializes in administering and evaluating psychological tests including intelligence, aptitude, and interest tests. A psychologist could also provide counseling and apply principles of human behavior.
A psychologist is a professional who has earned a doctoral degree in psychology and has undergone clinical training. He or she is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional problems. His or her role involves evaluation, testing, counseling, and/or psychotherapy, without the use of medications.
A psychologist diagnoses and treats the psychological aspects of a claimant's compensable injuries. As well, psychologists assess permanent impairment of psychological functioning and provide consultation to other staff regarding treatment and claims management. An integral member of the treatment team, a psychologist provides psychosocial support and recommendations for clients during the treatment program, and provides assessment, treatment and education services directed toward reducing the psychosocial barriers affecting the client's ability to return to work. A psychologist holds a doctoral degree in Psychology, and is a licensed practitioner under the BC Health Professions Act.
A psychologist is a scientist and/or clinician who studies psychology, the systematic investigation of the human mind, including behavior and cognition. Psychologists are usually categorized under a number of different fields, the most well-recognized being clinical psychologists, who provide mental health care, and research psychologists, who collect information on people's minds.