Working As A Clinical Psychologist

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Working As A Clinical Psychologist

  1. 1. Working as a Clinical Psychologist Dr Emilie Cassell Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  2. 2. What is Clinical Psychology? <ul><li>“…includes the scientific study and application of psychology for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Settings <ul><li>Private Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Privately Run Hospitals, Clinics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inpatient Services (mental health or physical health) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Services (Tier 2, 3 or 4) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Specialities <ul><li>Children and Adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Working Age Adults </li></ul><ul><li>People with Learning Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist Services e.g. Brain Injury, Looked After Children, Health, PTSD… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Different Types of Activities <ul><li>Assessment (Mental Health and Psychology) </li></ul><ul><li>Individual therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Group therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Family therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Liaison and consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Research and development </li></ul>
  6. 6. Process <ul><li>Referral </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Care Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Up </li></ul>
  7. 7. References <ul><li>What is Clinical Psychology? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Hall & Susan Llewelyn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to become a Clinical Psychologist? Getting a foot in the door. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alice Knight </li></ul></ul>

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