By John Breslau A psychologist is a person who has specialised in a particular field or subfield of psychology and who has been trained in that field or subschooled into that subfield.
A psychologist might be a specialist in an area such as mental health, sociology, law or psychology.
Some psychologists might also have a PhD, or some PhDs, some Masters degrees and some PhD in psychology, or even all three.
In general, psychologists are well respected in their profession and there are many good psychologists in the profession.
In Australia, there are currently around 300 psychologists.
This number is increasing by about 100 a year and the number of psychologists is growing.
The total number of licensed psychologists in Australia has increased by about 10% annually since 2004 and the rate is increasing in the USA and in Europe.
In this article I am going to look at some of the reasons why psychologists need to be licensed.
Psychological distress In the past, psychologists were often viewed as being the only mental health professionals.
Today, psychologists have more than 20 different disciplines including social work, criminology, psychiatry, psychology, social work education, psychology graduate and a host of other disciplines.
The profession has seen a rapid increase in demand over the last few years.
There are also pressures from clients and clients who have not been properly trained, as well as from those who wish to improve their professional skills and ability to handle stress and distress.
There have been concerns about the number and quality of psychologists available.
There is concern that there is a shortage of psychologists, particularly because there is so much money being spent on training and for professional development.
The quality of training has also been criticised.
Many psychologists are not properly trained and there is little or no supervision or training.
For example, the New South Wales State Government has been criticised for not providing a full range of training for psychologists.
There has also not been a proper understanding of the skills and techniques of psychological distress.
Psychological trauma Many psychologists also have psychological trauma.
A common example of this is psychological trauma to children and young people, particularly the children of sexual abuse survivors.
The National Child Sexual Abuse Referral Service (NCAS) and the Australian Institute of Child Health and Development (AICHD) have published a joint report that suggests that the number one reason for the increase in psychological trauma in the Australian population is the introduction of the mandatory reporting system in NSW.
The report states that there were more than 5,000 children reported as being abused between 2009 and 2014, with many of them being sexually abused.
The study also found that children reported having experienced sexual abuse at age 16 or younger.
The NSW Government has since introduced the mandatory child sexual abuse reporting system and the NCAS has announced it will soon begin reporting to the Department of Health about the children it is dealing with.
In other words, children have been told they are victims of child sexual exploitation.
Many people are also concerned that a large number of those who are being counselled in the psychiatric sector are not adequately trained in their roles.
Many counsellors are not trained to deal with the needs of people with mental health conditions.
For this reason, there has been a concern about the level of mental health support being provided by the mental health profession.
The lack of trained therapists and psychotherapists in the mental healthcare system has been pointed out by several experts, including the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
In terms of mental illness, the National Association of Mental Health Counselors has also raised concerns about lack of support.
The Association has also warned that the shortage of mental healthcare professionals is a concern for mental health service providers.
The Australian Mental Health Association has previously reported that the mental wellbeing of people is severely compromised.
This has been highlighted by the national suicide rate of 12 per cent.
The number of people in mental hospitals has increased in recent years.
The mental health workforce is also a significant issue.
Many mental health care workers have been exposed to abuse and trauma and have been trained to provide support to those who need it most.
A recent report by the Australian Human Rights Commission found that the government was not taking sufficient steps to prevent or respond to abuse.
The human rights of people experiencing mental illness is a human right and needs to be protected.
There needs to a strong system of oversight and accountability and there needs to focus on ensuring that abuse is not tolerated and not tolerated by people.
The increase in mental health problems and suicides in the last year has been well documented in the media.
In 2016, the suicide rate in Australia was the highest in history.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the rate of suicide in Australia is the highest among developed countries.
However, the ABS has a range of measures which it uses to analyse trends and to compile statistics.
These include the Australian Composite International Statistical Classification of Mental Disorders (ACIMD) and a number of national and regional measures.
In some cases, ABS measures can be used