What is a Clinical Psychologist?

Clinical psychologists undergo a training which lasts for a minimum of six years. They are highly skilled in carrying out psychological assessments, delivering psychological therapy and also providing training, consultancy and supervision to others.


Their vigorous and intensive training equips them to draw on established psychological theory, models and research in their work. They offer psychological therapy which has a research evidence base (such as cognitive behavioural therapy or CBT as it's often referred to).


To find out more about what a clinical psychologist does and how they compare to counsellors, psychotherapists and psychiatrists, read the guide:




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