Psychological Services and Service Providers
Psychological services cover a broad range, as shown in the following examples:
- intellectual and behavioural assessments
- neuropsychological assessment
- diagnosis of cognitive, emotional and behavioural disorders
- risk assessments
- family assessments
- therapies that address emotional, behavioural and relationship issues
- individual psychotherapy and group therapies
- interventions to improve performance
Psychology professionals have in-depth knowledge of human behaviour, emotion, and development, and extensive training in applying that knowledge to helping people identify problems and seek solutions that capitalize on their natural strengths. Psychological services must be provided by a licensed professional, either a Psychological Associate or a Psychologist.
Psychological Associates and Psychologists have unique access to assessment tools that can help pinpoint both issues and strengths, and they have in-depth training to apply treatments that are reliably demonstrated to be effective and efficient. As scientifically-trained practitioners, they apply evidence-based interventions and stay up-to-date on current research.
Psychological Associates and Psychologists hold the same responsibilities and perform the same professional services. They practice their profession in schools, hospitals, workplaces, correctional services, private practice and other settings. In their work, they may also provide case formulation, coordinate multidisciplinary teams, and contribute to program development and evaluation.