Psychologists help both individuals and families with social and emotional difficulties, communication problems and mental health problems. The job involves diagnosis, counselling and treatment using interviews, observations and various psychological tests. Psychologist is a certified professional title.
Psychologists often work closely with relatives of clients, teachers, social workers, developmental therapists, doctors or other professionals. Many psychologists work independently, while others work in hospitals, research institutions, within the school system, in social services or in child welfare.
There are many fields of specialization within psychology. These include clinical psychology, personality psychology, occupational psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology and behavioural analysis.