Counselling psychologists specialise in the following areas:
Provision of a wide variety of evidence-based techniques and therapeutic approaches that are tailored to meet the specific needs and circumstances of the client. This includes areas such as grief and loss, significant life transitions, developmental issues, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault, trauma, maintaining healthy lifestyles, vocational assessment and career development.
Prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of clients with mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse and more complex presentations such as posttraumatic stress disorder and personality disorders.
Use of research skills to analyse problems, design intervention strategies, and monitor and evaluate program outcomes. This includes areas such as treatment programs for addictions and mood disorders.
Resolution of conflict in interpersonal, work or community contexts.
Provision of cognitive, personality and vocational assessments. Reports may be provided to individuals, health and legal professionals, and government departments.
Counselling psychologists have knowledge and skills in the following areas:
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Read about APS psychologists' working in different areas of psychology.