What is a Psychologist?


Psychologists are regulated health professionals who provide services including psychotherapy, assessment, diagnosis, consultation, and research of psychological health and problems. They are trained in evidence-based practices and follow a code of ethics that promotes respect for dignity and fair treatment. Alberta’s psychologists have advanced university degrees (Masters or Doctoral) and undergo extensive supervised training and examinations. Psychologists study the biological, cognitive, emotional, social, cultural, and environmental determinants of behaviour and through such extensive research and practice, psychologists help people cope more effectively in daily life.


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.



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...