Many clinical psychologists work with patients with mental health problems, such as addictive behaviours or depression. Others work with patients who have physical health problems, for example chronic diseases such as sickle cell anaemia, and help them with the psychological issues surrounding these diseases.
Clinical psychologists aim to help people with social and psychological issues and to promote mental health in patients. This involves assessing patients and providing therapy, advice or counselling.
Clinical psychologists can be found working in many places, including hospitals, clinics, and social services.