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2. What is a clinical psychologist?

Clinical psychologists are trained to practice psychotherapy (‘talking therapy’). There are many different types or brands of psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, systemic therapy, cognitive analytic therapy and psychodynamic therapy. In general, these are different ways of thinking (or 'models') about the development and maintenance of psychological distress. They aim to help people think about and look at their problems in new ways and to gain new understanding - this can enable people to cope more effectively with their current and future situations.