Who are the qualifications of a psychologist?
A psychologist is a mental health professional who has a doctorate degree in psychology or any specialized field of psychology in addition to a post graduate degree in a field of psychology. In addition, they also have supervised experience of 2 years under a licensed psychologist and have a license.
What is the role of a psychologist?
A psychologist has studied mind and behaviour, and is therefore trained to assess and diagnose problems based on a person’s thinking, feeling, and behaving patterns, and can help people learn to cope with their issues.
What is an example of how a psychologist can help someone with a personality disorder?
Borderline Personality Disorder has the characteristic of emotional dysregulation at its core. One particular therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) can help teach them emotional regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Psychologists can also help deal with any trauma that might have contributed to a person’s development of personality disorder. In addition, psychologists can also help people with personality disorder reflect upon their dysfunctional assumptions they have about themselves and others, and change them.
Is it necessary to consult a psychologist for personality disorders?
Yes, this is because people who are diagnosed with personality disorders often have severe personality disturbances that affect their daily life functioning, including their work and interpersonal relationships. They often do not have insight into their disturbances and therefore need professional help to understand and learn new ways of functioning and coping with their symptoms.