Clinical psychologists are the psychologist
practitioners applying scientific knowledge and
principles in a professional role to the alleviation of
human sufferings and the improvement of the quality
( Marziller and Hall,What is clinical psychology, 3rd
Clinical Psychologists are health care professional who
work in the field of mental and physical health.
Psychological assessment:The use of psychological
methods and principles to gain better understanding
of psychological attributes and problems.
Psychological Interventions :
e.g. Cognitive BehavioralTherapy, MaritalTherapy,
CoupleTherapy, CreativeTherapy, Stress
management, social skill training, drug and abuse
Clinical psychologists can deal with an array of
disorders and difficulties.
Fears and phobias.
Generalized anxiety( excessive anxiety without
any apparent reason)
Obsession and compulsion( repetitive behavior and
Failure to control anger and aggressive behavior.
Alcoholism and problem drinking.
Eating difficulties( loss of appetite, excessive eating,
eating refusal, obesity)
Sleeping difficulties( Insomnia, excessive sleep).
Sexual dysfunction, e.g. impotence
Problems of sexual orientation.
Problem arise after sexual abuse.
Loneliness, shyness and social isolation.
Aggressive and antisocial behavior.
Lack of interpersonal communication skills.
Inability to concentrate.
Psychiatric disorder is an illness with psychological or
behavioural manifestations associated with impaired
Each illness has characteristics signs and symptoms.
Example: Schizophrenia, Mood disorder, anxiety
It refers to physical symptoms or illnesses that result
interplay from psychosocial and physiological
These disorders often has psychological
Example: Asthma, Coronary heart disease, headache,
Psychological distress can interfere with treatment
Stressful medical procedure can create psychological
distress among patient as well as their family member.
(Such as Haemodialysis.)
Hospitalization and major surgical procedure can also
create psychological distress among patient.
Psychological distress can also create poor treatment
adherence, non compliance with treatment.
Psychological distress also increase behavior risk
factor for illness such as smoking.
Psychological factor can also create physical
It is estimated that up to half of all medical
outpatients in the United Kingdom experiences bodily
symptoms that cannot be explained in terms of
organic pathology. And in half of these cases the
underlying causes are anxiety and depression.
People’s thinking, behavior or emotions can often be
disrupted as a result of brain damage.
This neuropsychological changes often have major
effect on lifestyle, occupation and family relationship.
These disorder often appear in childhood and
Example: Mental retardation, ADHD, Conduct
disorder, autism, etc.
Psychological difficulties can be presenting various
It’s not only that, psychiatric disorder have
Many physical disorder has psychological
Psychological difficulties can also create physical
They provide psychotherapy on weekly basis. Session
duration is 45 to 60mins
It usually takes 10 -12 sessions for a successful
accomplishment of therapy
They work with both adult and child clients
Self referrals are also allowed.
Clients can directly come to the department.
Fill up the self referral form.
Contact with the clinical psychology
Specify the therapist’s name
State the date and time for appointment.
Inform the client to come on time.