What is a clinical psychologist?

What is a clinical psychologist?

Clinical psychologists integrate clinical knowledge, science and theory to understand and treat emotional distress. The doctorate qualification is highly regulated and requires clinicians to be competent in a minimum of three types of therapy. The treatment approach taken will be decided by your individual formulation along with the evidence base. 

Clinical Psychologists are also aware that successful treatment is consistently linked to the relationship between themselves and their patient. With this in mind it is important that you are able to feel safe and contained throughout your work together.

Clinical psychologists are required to follow strict professional guidelines from the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society. They are also required to have regular clinical supervision with a suitably qualified clinical psychologist to ensure a high standard of professional and reflective practice.

 

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