Clinical psychology: A professional specialty concerned with diagnosing and treating diseases of the brain, emotional disturbance, and behavior problems.
A clinical child psychologist is a type of professional psychologist who have the experience in the cognitive, social and emotional development of children. Typically, child psychologists look at development from the prenatal period through adolescence. Some of the traditional areas of interest include genetics, language development, learning disabilities, personality, gender roles, cognitive development, sexual development and social growth.
The specific job responsibilities depend on the area where a child psychologist chooses to specialize, a few of the typical tasks may include: