Psychologists are experts in human behaviour. Most psychologists help mentally healthy people to find ways of functioning better. For example, they train people to handle stress and family problems. Psychological therapies are also widely used by groups and organisations.
In comparison, psychiatrists work mainly with the seriously mentally ill, such as people who have schizophrenia or aquired brain injury. There are many areas that APS psychologists can help you with that fall into the area of serous mental illness, such as child and adolescent psychologists, neuropsychologists and forensic psychologists. Find out more at the Australian Psychological Society's website www.psychology.org.au .