Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychologists are doctors of psychology who specialise in supporting patients with mental health difficulties. They integrate biological, psychological, and social information, whilst carrying out assessments and diagnoses. Clinical psychologists can support patients by providing psychotherapy and advice, along with consultative liaison services to GPs, various medical specialists, and medico-legal professionals.

 

What is Clinical Psychology?

Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour and clinical psychology is specifically concerned with mental health. The discipline integrates science, theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote health and well-being. As healthcare professionals, clinical psychologists are highly trained in psychologically assessing and treating patients with psychiatric, physical-health, emotional, and behavioural conditions.

What do clinical psychologists do?

Clinical psychologists are doctors of psychology who specialise in supporting patients with mental health difficulties. They integrate biological, psychological, and social information, whilst carrying out assessments and diagnoses. Clinical psychologists can support patients by providing advice and psychotherapy, along with consultative liaison services to GPs, various medical specialists, and medico-legal professionals. They offer the following services:

• Crisis mental health evaluation
• General psychological assessment
• Pre-surgical mental health assessment
• Personality assessment
• Intellectual assessment (i.e. IQ)
• Cognitive functioning assessment (e.g. memory and concentration)
• Occupational mental health assessment
• Medico-legal psychological assessment
• Expert witness provisions
• Consultancy
• Liaison mental health
• Clinical supervision
• Teaching and training

 

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday:   0900-1700
Friday: 0900-1300

 

 

Blackrock Psychological Medicine
Suite 13, Blackrock Clinic
Blackrock
Co Dublin
Eircode: A94E4X7

T: 01-2064217
F: 01-2780354
E: info@bpm.ie

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