Psychology Departament

Mission Statement
The Department of Psychology seeks to provide comprehensive psychological services through assessments, evaluations, individual, group and family therapy, treatment planning, and education in collaboration with multi-disciplines in serving the needs of a diverse in-patient and out-patient population in an effort to enhance the quality of mental healthcare throughout The Bahamas.

Vision Statement
The Department of Psychology aims to promote and restore clients/patients to optimum performance in areas of interpersonal, occupational and vocational functioning. 

Clinical Psychologists employ diagnostic assessments, cognitive and behavioral techniques to diagnose and treat psychological disorders.

Departmental Goals

  • Promote the welfare of individuals under our care through humane means provided by professionally trained and ethical clinicians;
  • Encourage continuing education, development, and refinement of clinical skills through attendance at local and foreign conferences, seminars and workshops, through scholarly research;
  • Remain current in clinical research, use of psychological tests, equipment and tools used for services provided;
  • Educate medical and allied professionals in the varied roles that psychologists play, services they provide, and skills that can be utilized in mental healthcare as a means of promoting the role of the psychologist as an integral and vital member of the multidisciplinary treatment team;
  • Utilize research skills in developing and evaluating the efficacy of the various treatment modalities in determining level of patient and consumer satisfaction with the services provided;

Psychological Disorders / Problems Treated

  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Depression and Other Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Relationship and Marital Issues
  • Grief Reaction
  • Acute Stress Disorder/PTSD

Services Provided
A comprehensive array of clinical services are provided to enhance the treatment and recovery process of each patient.  These services include:

  • Psychological evaluations for school-age children and adults
  • Crisis Intervention/Critical Incidence stress debriefing
  • Public Lectures
  • Develop prevention and intervention strategies
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Follow-up programmes
  • Skills development which includes anger management and conflict resolution skills
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Marriage and Family Psychotherapy
  • Parenting Classes
  • Psycho-education
  • Consultation

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