General description of the work Consultant Psychologists undertake

Consultant Psychologists deal with the psychological aspects of mental ill–health. They are involved in the assessment of the extent of impairment of brain function and in the rehabilitation following injury or trauma. They deal with brain injury, post traumatic stress, memory problems and psychological disturbance.

Most common clinical areas / procedures leading to a claim of clinical negligence

  • Assessment of patients recalling past abuse and false memories associated with this
  • Advice and management provided to patients who have undergone psychological therapy

Sub–Specialities / Alternative and Additional job titles

The Consultant Psychologist may also be known as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist or a Consultant Neuropsychologist.

Usual Qualifications

The Consultant Psychologist is not normally a medical doctor and the qualifications may vary between different Consultant Psychologists.

Academic Appointments

The Consultant Psychologist may hold a Lectureship or Professorship in Psychology at a University.