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What is psychology?
There are several disciplines that are included in what we commonly call psychology. Clinical psychology is the intensive study of individual cases in the scope of psychotherapy context or in the field of research. The preferred tools of clinical psychology are: observation, maintenance, tests, and more generally, intensive case study. In the broader sense, psychology can be defined as a study of the human spirit. It is also the study of behaviors, patterns and thoughts of the human being.

Clinical psychology is a discipline focusing on the individual. The goal is to better understand the person (subject), his or her history (anamnesis), his or her personality, and his or her environment so as to have a complete understanding of the problem that lead this person to consult a psychologist.

What is a psychologist?
A practicing psychologist is trained to assess and diagnose problems in thinking, feeling, and behaving and help people overcome or manage these problems.

In New Brunswick, a psychologist is a professional who has:

1) received an advanced university degree (master's or doctorate) in psychology;
2) supervised experience in psychology;
3) successfully passed written and oral examinations demonstrating their readiness to
4) been granted a licence by the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick. Only those individuals who have been granted a licence by the College can legally use the title "Psychologist" and engage in the professional practice of psychology in the province of New Brunswick.

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