Why Should I See a Clinical Psychologist?

  • Clinical Psychologists are specialists in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological problems and mental illness.
  • A Clinical Psychologist have a minimum of eight years of training
  • In contrast to the qualifying as a psychologist, Clinical Psychologist training includes:
    • a mandatory masters or doctorate degree
    • mandatory training in a clinical environment (e.g., hospital, community clinic etc),
    • mandatory scientific research
    • two years of supervised practice by a clinical psychologist with mandatory achievement of the highest standards of knowledge, competence and skill.
  • Many clinical psychologists develop expertise in specific areas, or practice in sub-specialisations of Clinical Psychology.
  • All ICP members are currently registered with the Psychologists Board of WA as "Clinical Psychologists" OR "Clinical Psychologist Registrars". Only Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Psychologist Registrars may become members of the ICP.
  • The highest Medicare rebates are payable when you see a Clinical Psychologists because they are recognised as specialists under the Medicare mental health care system.