Psychologists study the mind, emotions and behavior of humans by observing their actions and how they react to certain situations and environments. There are different types of Psychologists that specialize in specific areas. Clinical Psychologists help people overcome their rage and personal issues. They have the ability to help individuals in various ways. Clinical Psychologists programs their patient with various exercises in order to help them improve their behavior.
When they have an assessment they look at the factors of personal distress, social, work, as well as physical, and mental disorders etc. The Assessment Procedures include an interview, behavioral and administration and interpretation of the tests they do on the individuals (“Society of Clinical Psychology.”). Clinical psychologists treat people with emotional conflicts and personality disturbances by bringing them to group therapy sessions, rehabilitation, and also help them learn others’ approaches to situations whether it’s social or workplace. The purpose of these treatments and sessions is to assist mentally ill patients with their psychiatric problems, help them adapt to situations, and make the road to recovery as smooth as possible. According to Society of Clinical Psychology Clinical Psychologist can work in “variety of setting individual practice, mental health service units, managed healthcare organizations, hospitals, schools, universities, industries, legal systems, medical systems, counseling centers, governmental agencies, ... ... middle of paper ... ... individually ("1 Clinical Psychology.").
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According to Oxford Dictionary online, clinical psychology is, “The branch of psychology concerned with the assessment and treatment of mental illnesses and disability” (“Clinical psychology”). While it’s true that a clinical psychologist works to treat and console one’s mental illness and disability, there is much more to what makes a clinical psychologist than what the definition says. To me, being a clinical psychologist means not only helping treat a mental illness but helping the patient cope with different life struggles they may face. A clinical psychologist out of the kindness of their heart opens their ears to people in need and helps them reach a goal of success and happiness. Another way to define Clinical psychology is by looking at its history, to begin with Wilhelm Wundt is known as the father of psychology he contributed to psychology by his creation of the world's first experimental psychology lab established in 1879.
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