A psychologist is a health care professional who diagnoses and treats mental, nervous, emotional, and behavioral disorders and ailments. Psychologists' practices also include industrial/organizational psychology, research, and teaching.
In providing services to individuals, organizations, and the
public, psychologists apply principles, methods or procedures of
understanding, predicting or influencing behavior.
New York psychologists offer services in a variety of areas:
- Evaluate, counsel and provide psychotherapy for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, nervous, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They provide these services for individuals and groups.
- Administer and interpret tests of mental abilities and aptitudes, interests, neuropsychological status, personality, emotions, and motivation.
- Evaluate and develop habilitation plans and treat individuals for addictions, cognitive impairments, and neuropsychological disorders.
- Provide educational and vocational planning.
- Perform personnel selection, organizational management and evaluation, and advertising and market research.