A five year old boy draws at his psychotherapy session.

Psychotherapist

Psychotherapists provide diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders using psychotherapeutic methods such as behavioural therapy, biofeedback, relaxation therapy and other techniques.

Overview

Psychotherapists provide diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders using psychotherapeutic methods such as behavioural therapy, biofeedback, relaxation therapy and other techniques.

Day-to-day

  • collects data about clients and assesses their cognitive, behavioural and emotional disorders
  • administers and interprets diagnostic tests and formulates plans for treatment
  • develops, administers and evaluates individual and group treatment programs
  • consults with other professionals on details of cases and treatment plans.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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