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Psychologist

  


As a psychologist, you do more than just listen to people suffering from emotional distress and psychological problems.​


You will assess their coping strategies, behavioural patterns and even their personality and cognitive profiles. You will also provide psychotherapy or rehabilitative therapies. Often, you will work very closely with psychiatrists, other medical specialists and healthcare professionals to develop and implement treatment programmes. Soon, not only will your patients confide in you, they will be grateful for your support and guidance.


You may also be involved in promoting mental health services to corporate clients and the community, such as providing crisis management consultancy and conducting workplace emotional health programmes.

Areas that you may work in:
  • Mental health (with or without a general medical condition)

  • Health promotion

  • Research

  • Court testimony

  • Policy work and administration

  • Teaching

Qualification:
  • Master’s degree in clinical psychology


Note: A bachelor’s degree in psychology is required for entry into the master’s programme, with preference given to a bachelor’s degree (with honours)

Institutes for training:
  • National University of Singapore

  • Recognised overseas institutions

Study duration:
  • Two​ years for master's degree

 
More information:

Contact the Singapore Psychological Society if you wish to find out more.

Note:
The allied health practitioner may not be able to conduct the full range of services and activities listed above, as the scope of practice depends on the level of training, experience and competence attained. The onus is on the employer and the practitioner to ensure that all services and activities are conducted within the scope of competence of the respective practitioner.