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PsychologyUndergraduate study

Clinical Psychology


As a Clinical Psychologist you will assist individuals to live with a variety of mental, emotional and behavioural problems. Your input would help to minimise distress and promote psychological wellbeing. Clients may present with a wide range of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, obsessions, alcohol or drug abuse, psychosis, autism, personality problems, relationship or learning difficulties. Training and your eventual work would revolve around four main areas: childhood and adolescent problems; adult mental health; older adults and special populations. Experience with one or more of these populations would be of benefit.

You could work in a team with social workers, medics or other health professions.

Most work for the NHS in hospitals, clinical or health centres. Clinical Psychologists carry out:

As a Clinical Psychologist, your salary can vary hugely depending on whether you work in public or private settings and how experienced you are. The NHS website provides details of salary scales.

Qualifications - How do I become a Clinical Psychologist?

What relevant work experience would I need?

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