What is Clinical Psychology?

What is clinical psychology?

Clinical Psychology is a very broad training in mental-health related difficulties. The training is university based but the placements and subsequently almost all the practice is within the NHS.

Psychology is largely based within the tradition of cognitive and behavioural approaches, which are derived from scientific studies. These focus on active interventions and treatment plans that are time-limited and target specific issues and problematic behaviours or symptoms. The emphasis is more on behavioural change than understanding.

Psychologists usually specialise in working with children, adults and older adults. My own work is primarily with individuals between 16 and 80 years of age.