Roles in the psychological professions
All roles in the psychological professions involve helping people with mental health issues, but differ in the people or types of conditions you may deal with and the amount of training you need.
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You'll help adults overcome stress, emotional and relationship problems or troublesome habits
You’ll provide clinical support under the direct supervision of a qualified psychologist
You'll assess and support people with common or severe mental health problems.
Child and adolescent psychotherapist
You'll work with children, young people and their families to assess and treat a wide range of psychological difficulties.
Children's wellbeing practitioner
You'll provide support such as guided self-help and therapeutic activities for children and young people with anxiety, low mood and behavioural difficulties
You'll help people with a range of mental health problems including addiction, anxiety, depression and relationship issues
You'll help people with mental health problems such as depression, eating disorders, psychosis and personality disorder
You'll help people talk about their feelings linked to relationship difficulties, grief or everyday life
Education mental health practitioner
You'll provide mental health support for children and young people in schools and colleges
Family and systemic psychotherapist
You'll work with groups and families to assess and treat psychological and relationship difficulties in emotional, mental and physical health.
You'll apply psychology to criminal investigation, understand psychological problems associated with criminality and treat those who've commited offences
You'll help people deal with the psychological and emotional aspects of health and illness
Peer support worker
You'll use your lived experience of mental health problems to support others
Psychological wellbeing practitioner
You'll assess and support people with common mental health problems such as anxiety disorders and depression