Developing leadership capabilities such as productivity and vitality, self-awareness and self-management, adaptability, creativity, and relationship management are critical for women in today’s work environment and these capabilities are particularly well aligned with clinical psychology.
Clinical psychologists are doctorate-level trained scientist-practitioners who understand the complex factors that underpin human behaviour and the contexts that we operate in. Only approximately 10% of applicants gain admission to clinical psychology training programmes and those accepted complete a further three years of intensive study, research, and practical training. They are registered professionals and are bound by their professional Code of Ethics.
Key theoretical underpinnings set Clinical Psychologists apart from non-psychologist consultants or coaches, including….
- the neuroscience of emotion, resilience and high performance
- contextual behavioural science
- positive psychology
- systems theory
- models of power
- human development
- social connectedness
- The application of psychological models such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) or Motivational Interviewing
Clinical Psychologists are experts at making sense of why people do what they do in certain contexts, considering thoughts, emotions, biology, habits, coping styles and the social, cultural and environmental factors that promote or impede success.
They are trained to be able to share this in simple, understandable ways, and to partner with people so that they can add ‘range’ and flexibility to their skillset, experiment with and find solutions, and make the changes that are meaningful to them.