Practising Psychologists

Practising Psychologists
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Practising psychologists work in a range of fields. Clinical psychologists work with people to assess and treat mental illness but there are many other disciplines within psychology that involve interventions related to human behaviour.

Psychologists work for large companies to assist in workplace performance; they work in the court system to understand criminal behaviour and help victims of crime; they work in schools, hospitals, private consultancies, just to name a few places.

For example, organisational psychologists are trained to work in areas such as recruitment, leadership development, training and mentoring. Health psychologists work to design public health programs to prevent harmful behaviours and counselling psychologists work with individuals and families to develop strategies to deal with difficult life issues such as relationship problems or managing trauma.

This areas of work mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg. To find out more about the range of opportunities within the field of psychology, visit the Australian Psychological Society website: http://www.psychology.org.au/public/psychology-types/

An individual who practices as a psychologist must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia: http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au. It is possible to find out on the board’s website whether a practitioner is registered.

Practising Psychologists

Practising psychologists work in a range of fields. Clinical psychologists work with people to assess and treat mental illness but there are many other disciplines within psychology that involve interventions related to human behaviour.

Psychologists work for large companies to assist in workplace performance; they work in the court system to understand criminal behaviour and help victims of crime; they work in schools, hospitals, private consultancies, just to name a few places.

For example, organisational psychologists are trained to work in areas such as recruitment, leadership development, training and mentoring. Health psychologists work to design public health programs to prevent harmful behaviours and counselling psychologists work with individuals and families to develop strategies to deal with difficult life issues such as relationship problems or managing trauma.

This areas of work mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg. To find out more about the range of opportunities within the field of psychology, visit the Australian Psychological Society website: http://www.psychology.org.au/public/psychology-types/

An individual who practices as a psychologist must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia: http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au. It is possible to find out on the board’s website whether a practitioner is registered.