FAQs

¿How can I identify a good psychologist?

Depending on the post graduate training and the professional experience gained, there can be a lot of differences from a Bsc Psychologist to another on the eficacy of the treatment that provides to his clients. The most important point to be taken into account is the post graduate training as well as the practical experience on the treatment of clinical symptons and disorders.

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¿Which criteria do I have to consider when choosing a psychologist?

Firstly, the clinical psychologist must be registered and will have an associated number to his or her name by the psychologist official School (mine is AN09189). This is a guarantee that the person is actually undertaken and graduated on psychology as a degree (I am Bsc Psychology with hons by Birkbeck College, University of London, or “Licenciado en psicología” in Spain). Secondly, to guarantee the efectiveness and quality of the treatment provided we must confirm that the professional has a solid training in clinical psychology.

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¿Who attends a clinical psychologist practice?

Attending a psychologist practice can sometimes appear as a weakness. However it is increasingly valued as a display of intelligence and adaptive resources to use the social network available in our community to overcome certain situation or distress and suffering by ourselves, in this case, the clinical psychologist attending our mental health issues.

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Which are the steps that follow a clinical psychology treatment?

Firstly the clinical psychologist does a first interview where the patient makes a demand, this is the reason why the person has decided to come to the practice. After considering the adequacy of carrying out a psychological treatment and setting the frequency, duration and price of the sessions, if both client and therapist reach an agreement and consider that they can establish a therapeutic relationship where they will collaborate towards the therapeutic aims, they will proceed to the following sessions.

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How long does a clinical psychology treatment take?

The duration if variable as it depends of the difficulties that presents the individual and the progress of the case. Every case is unique although once the evaluation is done and the treatment plan is presented, the clinical psychologist will have more information to estimate the possible duration of the psychological treatment.

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Which is the frequency of the sessions?

Normally at the beginning of the therapy the sessions are weekly. This permits to secure the therapeutic relationship and the trust on the therapist (therapeutic alliance) as well as to carry out a detailed evaluation. This will a result in a faster and most effective intervention on the initial phases of the therapy.

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