These professionals diagnose and treat people with emotional, cognitive, or behavioral issues. There are various forms of assessments and treatments, but most clinical psychologists will use interviews and diagnostic tests to assess an individual and a form of psychotherapy to treat them. In some states, clinical psychologist will have the ability to prescribe medications for treatment. Many clinical psychologists will focus on a particular group of patients, such as children or those suspected of suffering from a particular mental illness or disorder, or a particular specialty, such as clinical health psychology.
Where They Work
In numerous settings, such as clinics, schools, hospitals, prisons, or in private practice.
Potential Job Titles
Psychologist, clinical director, clinical therapist, and psychotherapist.