Psychologist/Doctor of Psychology/Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PhD/PsyD/LCS)

Psychologists, or clinical psychologists, evaluate, diagnose and treat individuals with mental and/or emotional disorders and assist medical or surgical patients in coping with illness or injury. Psychologists may also specialize in different areas.

Work Activities/Work Locations

Psychologists work in hospitals, clinics, schools, prisons, rehabilitation centers, and mental health facilities as well as in government or private industry. They diagnose and treat psychological disorders following interviews and observations of a patient’s activities. They may consult with psychiatrists to develop treatment programs for patients. They are trained to perform various psychological tests to diagnose mental or emotional disorders and plan and implement appropriate treatment(s).

 

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