How Psychologists help

Specialists in understanding what it means to be human

Psychologists are highly trained specialists who are adept at understanding emotions, habits, thoughts, responses and behaviours, development, memory, performance, attention, as well as interactions and relationships with self and others. Psychologists are especially skilled at helping people with difficulties such as: 

  • regulating emotions and moods;

  • enhancing self-esteem and resolving identity issues;

  • communicating with others and self; and

  • coping with unexpected, challenging life events. 

To practice as a psychologist one must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and have undergone extensive undergraduate and postgraduate training from a University.  

In Australia psychology is a highly regulated profession, and all registered psychologists are required to complete at least 30 hours of professional development and training per year in order to maintain their registration to continue to practice as a psychologist.