What do psychologists actually do?

Psychologists study behaviours and experiences including those that have become problematic, for a wide variety of reasons including mental illness.
 

Psychologists also help people find ways to function or cope better, through the use of evidence-based methods and assessments.



The foundation of Lisa's work is in Evidence-Based Practice, which is supported by systematic empirical research.

 

How does Lisa develop programs for clients?

One of the main tools that Lisa uses is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which helps clients to work towards identified desirable goals.

 

This type of therapy has been demonstrated to be effective for many issues including depression and anxiety.
A framework that Lisa draws on heavily is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which has been demonstrated by research to be effective—evidence-based practice.

 

This evidence is for the whole range of conditions from mild to severe mental illness.