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p. 222. From the cradle to the gravelocked

  • Susan Llewelyn
  •  and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

Abstract

Clinical psychologists work with an enormous variety of people and ‘From the cradle to the grave’ provides examples of clients taken from all ages and from all walks and stages of life. It first considers the five major types of difficulty for which children and young people are typically referred or seek help from clinical psychology: behavioural; emotional; eating problems; psychosis; and physical/developmental disorders. It then looks at people of working age (18–65-year-olds) who constitute the majority of those who consult clinical psychologists. It also considers the issues of older people, those with intellectual disabilities, and those with physical or neurological health problems.

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