Recent years have seen an unparalleled demand for increased access to Applied Psychology and Psychological Therapies dealing with a wide range of mental and physical health problem. Opportunites are available offering excellent career progression, competitve salaries and world-renowned specialisation in areas of psychology.
Psychologists are likely to work across a range of services, such as specialist hospital units, local clinics, community mental health teams, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, social services, schools and prisons.
Psychologists in the NHS are employed in four areas: clinical psychology, counselling psychology, forensic psychology and health psychology.
Clinical Psychologists usually work to a regular week of 37.5 hours and can expect to deal with a full appointment book.
Working to a tight schedule of appointments is the norm, usually one hour per appointment, giving plenty of time for talking therapy, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, arts therapy, play therapy and hypno-psychotherapy.
Psychologists often work as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) usually within a dedicated psychology department. You can expect to work with a wide range of highly trained professionals including psychiatrists, allied health professionals, nurse teams and social workers.
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