Clinical Psychology Department
Clinical psychologists help people who are struggling with mental, emotional, social, and behavioral disorders by applying their extensive knowledge and expertise in assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Observing and Interviewing
Clinical psychologists interview patients in a mental health facility before conducting diagnostic tests.
Asking questions, interacting with patients and observing them in play are some of the strategies these professionals use to detect their mental characteristics.
This information is crucial in diagnosing particular emotional, psychological or behavioral disorders and can help identify indications of abnormal behavior or mental deficiency.
At times, clinical psychologists use answers from patients to evaluate problems that are confusing or worrying, offering alternative ways of interpreting and understanding them.
There are four main types of therapeutic approaches, although some clinical psychologists use a combination.
- "Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic" is characterized by uncovering the unconscious meaning and motivation behind the client’s feelings, thoughts, and behaviors in a close and typically long-term relationship with the therapist.
- "Cognitive" focuses on a client’s dysfunctional thinking that drives problematic behaviors and emotions; changing these subsequently transforms behaviors and emotions to be more normalized.
- "Behavioral" explores the role played by the learning of abnormal behaviors; therapy consists of the client learning more normal and appropriate behaviors, often using conditioning with positive and negative reinforcement.
- "Humanistic" revolves around the natural capability of human beings in general to make choices which are rational and to reach their maximum potential, with the therapist as guide rather than authority figure.
Counseling and guidance
A clinical psychologist counsels individuals, informing them about their progress and the importance of adhering to their treatment programs.
How to cope with difficult family situations, This helps modify their behavior, which in turn improves personal and social adjustment.
These psychologists also evaluate the effectiveness of counseling and treatment procedures, determine their accuracy and completeness of diagnoses and make modifications when necessary.
The Core Ompentencies
- Behaviour Therapy
- Family/Marital/Sex Therapy
- Cognitive remediation
- Neuro feedback training
- Biofeedback equipment
- Neuropsychological Assessment
- Personality Assessment
- IQ Assessment
- Memory Assessment
- Relaxation Therapy
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy
- Social skill Training
- Supportive Therapy