Psychological healthcare services


The characteristics of the psychological healthcare services in the inpatient and outpatient sector.

Alternative labels

psychological services in health care
psychological health care services
psychological health care service
characteristics of psychological healthcare services
inpatient and outpatient psychological healthcare services

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Psychological healthcare services is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Health psychologist: 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.
Clinical psychologist: Clinical psychologists diagnose, rehabilitate, and support individuals affected by mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders and problems as well as mental changes and pathogenic conditions through use of cognitive tools and appropriate intervention. They use clinical psychological resources on the basis of psychological science, its findings, theories, methods, and techniques for the investigation, interpretation, and prediction of human experience and behaviour.

Optional knowledge

Psychological healthcare services is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Psychological healthcare services – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022