1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2514-11 Clinical Psychologist

Consults with individuals and groups, assesses psychological disorders and administers programs of treatment.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree and a post-graduate qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • collects data about individuals and assesses their cognitive, behavioural and emotional disorders
  • administers and interprets psychological tests and formulates plans for treatment
  • develops, administers and evaluates individual and group treatment programs
  • assesses the reliability and validity of procedures used in treatment programs
  • treats complex mental disorders and other health problems using specialised psychological techniques
  • organises groups and conducts programs for the development of self-confidence, communication and other inter-personal skills
  • may consult with other professionals in developing treatment programs

Specialisations:
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Forensic Psychologist
Health Psychologist

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