Clinical health psychology

Clinical health psychologists usually work as part of team with other physical healthcare professionals.

They provide psychological input directly to patients as well as providing consultation, supervision and training for other members of the general hospital team. Clinical health psychologists work in a wide range of areas including HIV/sexual health, diabetes, pain management, oncology, burns, respiratory medicine, bariatric surgery and weight management.

The services focus on psychological problems that arise from physical illness or pre-existing psychological problems that complicate the management of the physical illness. They offer treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy or motivational interviewing, to optimise coping, quality of life and physical healthcare treatment. 

 

How to access these services

Clinical health psychologists work closely with clinical teams staff to identify patients who require mental health support.

 

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