What is a Psychologist?

"A psychologist studies how we think, feel and behave from a scientific viewpoint and applies this knowledge to help people understand, explain and change their behaviour."

Canadian Psychological Association


PAA - Qualified Professionals


Full and Life members of the PAA are licensed psychologists. They adhere to a strict code of professional ethics and are registered with, and regulated by the College of Alberta Psychologists.


They know how to help people deal with their feelings and attitudes and develop healthier and more effective patterns of behaviour.


What do Psychologists Do?


Practicing Psychologists are qualified professionals who provide assessment, consultation and treatment for people of all ages.


Some areas include:

  •  Personal growth
  • Career planning and life transitions
  • Learning and attention difficulties
  • Marital and relationship issues
  • Parenting and family concerns
  • Separation and divorce
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Pain management
  • Health and wellness
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Habit disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Problem gambling
  • Workplace stress
  • Performance enhancement


For more information see "The Value of Choosing a Psychologist" brochure. More...


Career Information


Registered psychologists work in many different areas and must complete specific educational requirements. Information on the areas psychologists work in, education information and more can be found in our Careers section. More...