Expert’s in the field of clinical psychology are capable of commenting on various elements of the clinical psychological process. Clinical psychology applies psychological principles to the assessment, prevention, amelioration, and rehabilitation of psychological distress, disability, dysfunctional behaviour, and health-risk behaviour. The aim is the enhancement of mental and physical well-being.
Clinical psychology includes both scientific research, focusing on the search for general principles, and clinical service, focusing on the study and care of clients, and information gathered from each of these activities influences practice and research.
Clinical psychology is a broad approach to human problems (both individual and interpersonal), consisting of assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, program development, administration, and research with regard to numerous populations, including children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, families, groups, and disadvantaged persons. There is overlap between some areas of clinical psychology and other professional fields of psychology, such as counselling psychology and clinical neuropsychology, as well as some professional fields outside of psychology, such as psychiatry and social work.
Clinical psychologists work in the following fields:
- depression, anxiety, or stress at home or in the workplace
- drug and alcohol abuse
- learning difficulties
- eating disorders
- fears and phobias
- financial stress
- low self-esteem
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- relationship breakups
- domestic violence
- grief or loss
In Australia, clinical psychologists must be registered the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
These highly knowledgeable and experienced experts regularly work on civil or criminal cases that have the events of abuse, violence, personality disorders, or memory conformity. The evidence they could provide, by way of specialised knowledge, could be integral in determination of whether or not certain elements of a case are deemed significant or not.
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Clinical psychologists are often required to provide expert opinion in cases that relate to mental health or other cases that may have social, experimental, cognitive or developmental complications. Specifically, expert witnesses may be required to provide an opinion on cognitive capacity and the degree of impairment.
Clinical psychologists may also provide an opinion in the event of medical malpractice, which in some cases might be concerning with misdiagnosis or patient neglect. Workers
compensation is another area that regularly requires the opinion of expert clinical psychologists.
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.Cost
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Clinical psychologists are experts in mental health. They have undertaken highly specialised training in the diagnosis and psychological treatment of mental, behavioural and emotional disorders. Clinical psychology is a science-based profession which integrates theory and clinical practice to understand, prevent, and relieve psychologically based distress or dysfunction.Relevant Cases Gary James Le Brun (An Incapable Person Suing By His Next Friend Elaine Le Brun) v Joseph & Ors  WADC 200
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