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What is a Psychologist?


Updated December 03, 2013

Definition: A psychologist is a scientist who studies the mind and behavior. Clinical psychologists are trained to offer therapy and treatment (other than medication) for mental health disorders. In the context of social anxiety disorder (SAD), clinical psychologists may offer treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT) or acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

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