Educational and Clinical Psychology
Educational Psychologists have skills in a range of psychological and educational assessment techniques and in different methods of helping children and young people who are experiencing difficulties in learning or social behaviour. The study of learning processes, from both cognitive and behavioural perspectives, allows the psychologist to understand individual differences in intelligence, cognitive development, motivation, self-regulation and self-concept, as well as their role in learning. In most cases educational psychologists advise staff in schools and parents about ways to support individual children.
A Clinical Psychologist integrates science, theory and clinical knowledge to assess and treat developmental or mental health issues. They use a range of therapeutic approaches that are grounded in scientifically sound research and evidence-based practice'. These include, behavioural, cognitive behavioural and systemic approaches.