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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.

To become a Psychotherapist

Skills employers are looking for

  • Neuropsychology

  • Psychology

  • Rehabilitation

  • Research

  • Working With Patient And/Or Condition: Mental Health

  • Communication Skills

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