A clinical psychologist is a mental health professional with highly specialized training in the diagnosis and psychological treatment of mental, behavioral and emotional illnesses. Clinical psychologists do not prescribe medications to treat mental illness. Rather, they use psychological techniques.
What it’s like:
- Perform research and collect data to enhance the understanding of clinical psychology
- Consult a variety of other behavioral and health professionals and organizations about violence, suicide, and severe mental distress
- Educate about mental illness and how to diagnose and treat it
- Understanding the broad expanse of mental health issues and how they may occur at any age
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