What’s the difference between a mental health practitioner and a psychologist?
Psychologists work directly with people to focus on their behaviour and how they think and feel. They provide treatment and counselling that can help alleviate distress and mental health issues. To practice as a psychologist, you must undertake extensive study in a university psychology degree – around six years for undergraduate and postgraduate study. You also need to complete supervised experience to meet the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) requirements.