About the Chapter
Clinical psychology is a sub-branch of psychology that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders by putting research methods and findings into practice. All practices related to this branch of psychology, which aim to improve the quality of life and purify mental problems by analyzing one’s own thoughts and behaviors, are carried out successfully in Esencan Hospital.
Clinical psychology, which differs from traditional psychology in terms of practice, is basically divided into three stages as evaluation, treatment and research. In keeping with the nature of clinical psychology, these professionals have experience in behavioral therapy, group therapy, family therapy or psychoanalysis.
Clinical psychologists, who work in cooperation with experts in the psychiatry unit to alleviate and eliminate psychological disorders that affect a serious part of the society, such as addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and eating disorders, provide guidance to people of all ages in the process of understanding and solving problems. is doing.
If the clinical psychology unit of Esencan Hospital is applied, it applies and interprets psychological tests in order to reveal mental characteristics in the first stage called “evaluation”. Intelligence and achievement tests, personality tests or neuropsychological tests can be used in the assessment. After this, a transition is made to the “treatment” and “research” stages with diagnostic measurement tools and clinical observation. In these two interrelated phases, a specialist psychologist who uses any of the various types of psychotherapy or a combination of these, monitors the patient; communicates and diagnoses. At this point, specialist psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, experiential / humanistic therapy, schema therapy, etc. can use methods.
Clinical psychology, which is very effective in eliminating or relieving the emotional problems, intense stress, grief and trauma that have started to seriously affect life, may also include psychiatrist support in some cases. At the stage when the most appropriate treatment for the person is decided, if necessary, interdisciplinary studies are carried out with specialist physicians working in the psychiatry unit of Esencan Hospital.
Clinical Psychology Related Services
In the clinical psychology unit of Esencan Hospital, in cooperation with the psychiatry unit, the following therapies and treatments are commonly carried out:
- Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
- Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT)
- Mentalization Based Therapy (MTA) – Pediatric
- Play Therapy – Pediatric
- Systemic Family Therapy Applications
- Schema Therapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Applications
- Couples Therapy – Marriage Therapy
- Vaginismus Treatment
- Motivational Interview / Motivational Interview Applications
- Group Therapy Applications
- Interpersonal Relationship Therapy
- Awareness, Acceptance and Realization Therapies
- Supportive Psychotherapy