health psychologist

Description

Health psychologists deal with the various aspects of health related behaviour of individuals and groups, by helping individuals or groups prevent illness and promote healthy behaviours by also providing counseling services. They perform tasks for the development of health promotion activities and projects on the basis of psychological science, research findings, theories, methods and techniques. They also engage in research about health related issues to influence public policy on health care issues.

Alternative label

  • research health psychologist

  • consultant in health psychology

  • expert healthcare psychologist

  • health psychology researcher

  • healthcare psychologist

  • consultant health psychologist

  • specialist healthcare psychologist

  • practitioner of healthcare psychology

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en

Hierarchy

Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge

Status

released

Concept URI

http://data.europa.eu/esco/occupation/976c7f50-7f9e-4347-bbb9-f0dc842046a3