The Role of Clinical Psychologist as Perceived by Psychiatrists at the National Center for Mental Health

Ahmed AlMatarne

Abstract


The present study aims at finding out the role of the clinical psychologist as  perceived by the psychiatrists at the National Center for Mental Health in Jordan. The study sample consisted of (33) male and female working  psychiatrists at NCMH. The researcher has designed  an instrument  to measure the main functions of the clinical psychologist represented by diagnosis, psychotherapy, and psychological counseling. The instrument was  applied  to the current study sample.

 The results of the study show differences between male and female psychiatrists. Results indicate that there are differences in the role of the clinical psychologist as perceived by the psychiatrists, the differences are in  favor of experienced psychiatrists, besides indicating that the experience(over 10 years) obtains  the highest rate for the role of the clinical psychologist.  The  results show that the age (greater than 45 years ) is the highest rated for the role of the clinical psychologist. The results show no  statistically significant differences at the level of significance (α ≤ 0.05) in the role of clinical psychologist  as perceived by the psychiatrists at the National Center for Mental Health attributed to the rank of career where the value (V) = 0.314. In light of these results the researcher  put forward a  number  of recommendations  and suggestions.


Keywords


clinical psychologist. Psychiatrist

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.35682/1435

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