Careers in the psychological therapies
Categories: Psychological therapies
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One in four people will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lives. This can range from mild conditions, such as anxiety, to severe depression or more rare and complex conditions such as bipolar disorder.
If you work in the psychological therapies, you could help people cope with problems as diverse as drug or alcohol addiction, eating disorders, family breakdown or bereavement. Helping individuals to understand their condition and develop ways to cope with or overcome their problems and lead a normal life can offer real job satisfaction.
The psychological therapies include branches of psychology related to healthcare, such as clinical or health psychology, counselling and psychotherapy roles and jobs within Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services.
If you have an interest in how people think and behave and want to use the study of psychology to help people with mental ill health, a career in the psychological therapies could be for you. Read this booklet to find out more.