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- Other common doctoral occupations
- Clinical psychologist
Between 2006 and 2009, 5.8% of employed doctoral graduates, or 825 graduates in total, are known to have been working as clinical psychologists six months after graduation.
Clinical psychologist are classified in the ‘other common doctoral occupations' cluster of doctoral employment, although some are employed in non-HE research roles in the health sector, or in HE research roles.
Clinical psychologists aim to reduce the distress and improve the psychological well-being of clients. They use psychological methods and research to make positive changes to their clients' lives and will offer various forms of treatment. Clinical psychologists often work along side other professionals in multi-disciplinary teams in order to tackle complex patient problems.
Clinical psychologists work with clients of all ages on a variety of different mental or physical health problems including:
- depression and schizophrenia
- adjustment to physical illness
- neurological disorders
- addictive behaviours
- challenging behaviours
- eating disorders
- behaviour disorders
- personal and family relationship problems
- learning disabilities