Examine and analyze the role of the professional psychologist
Examine and analyze the role of the professional psychologist.
Examine and analyze the need to collaborate and consult with sensitivity to diversity and individual differences.
Describe your process for engaging professionals within and outside of your place of employment. How does your process meet client needs? How do your skills compare to the information presented in this unit’s readings?
Clinical psychologists meet with clients to identify problems—emotional, mental, and behavioral—in their lives. Through observation, interviews, and tests, the psychologist will diagnose any existing or potential disorders. Then, together with the client, they formulate a program of treatment according to the client’s needs. Psychologists monitor the client’s progress on a regular basis to ensure that their needs are met by the course of action, and to adjust it if necessary.
On the job, clinical psychologists: