Job Title: 


Job Description: 

Assess and evaluate individuals? problems through observations, interviews, case history and psychological tests and provide suggested remedial treatment and/or counselling.


Psychologists research into and study the mental disorders, processes and behaviour of human beings as individuals or in groups, and apply this knowledge to promote personal, social, educational or occupational adjustment and development. They typically study issues associated with how people think and feel and provide treatment and counselling in order to reduce distress and behavioural and psychological problems. They also promote mental health and positive behaviour in individuals and groups. Maybe required to be licensed, registered or certified to be permitted to work by a government authority, agency or approved certifying/ societal body.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • planning and carrying out tests to measure mental, physical and other characteristics such as intelligence, abilities, aptitudes, potentialities, etc;, interpreting and evaluating results, and providing advice
  • analyzing the effect of heredity, social, occupational and other factors on individual thought and behaviour
  • conducting counselling or therapeutic interviews with individuals and groups, and providing follow-up services
  • maintaining required contacts, such as those with family members, educational authorities or employers, and recommending possible solutions to, and treatment of, problems
  • studying psychological factors in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses and emotional or personality disorders, and conferring with related professionals
  • preparing scholarly papers and reports
  • formulating achievement, diagnostic and predictive tests for use by teachers in planning methods and content of instruction
  • conducting surveys and research studies on job design, work groups, morale, motivation, supervision and management
  • developing theories, models and methods to interpret and describe human behaviour.

Advanced specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice

  • Specialized knowledge of analyzing, planning, managing and establishing ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Advanced knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Advanced knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
  • Higher knowledge of recent developments in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Higher knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work and/or professional practice
  • Higher knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
  • Higher knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
  • Higher knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively recognizing and responding to the management of highly complex ethical issues
  • Leverage information technology, executive information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance and/or professional practice
  • Higher skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and generate recommendations and/or relevant alternatives
  • Manage advanced relationships and coordinate related activities of respective stakeholders
  • Advanced skills and experience in high level policy analysis, formulation and research, plus strategic planning in sensitive and confidential environment
  • Develop abstract concepts and convey strategic indications from the spectrum of development experience
  • Higher negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support high-level and complex work achievement
  • Work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work with others to develop creative solutions to complex unpredictable and/or abstract problems
  • Communicate with influence, and a proven record of developing and maintaining effective partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • Highly developed advanced oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
  • Highly developed leadership and effective management skills, with capacity to initiate, implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively manage risks associated with change, as well recognize and implement ethical standards to highly complex ethical issues
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to set and implement new policy directions
  • Highly developed higher organizational skills, including the ability to manage priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Work Context: 

    Usually work regular business hours, but may have to work evenings and weekends, depending on client availability and deadlines. They often work in locations such as offices, hospitals, clients? homes, schools and prisons and may work in emotionally draining and stressful circumstances. They may be required to travel locally, nationally or internationally to visit or meet clients/stakeholders. They may also undertake research, write reports and attend conferences and seminars.


    Bachelor degrees in psychology and may need to hold a Master?s degree in psychology (Psy. D.) or related field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    5 - 7 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    Abu Dhabi Education Council, Shaheen Development, Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs

    Occupational Size: 
    Less than 5,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Above the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Very good
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:Clinical psychologist - Educational psychologist - Organizational psychologist - Psychotherapist - Sports psychologist
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Forensic psychologist - Child psychologist - Clinical therapist - Out-patient therapist - Pediatric psychologist - Behavioural psychologist - Eating disorder specialist - Sex offender treatment professional - Counsellor - Psychotherapist - Chemical dependency therapist
    Counselling services director - Applied behaviour science specialist (ABSS) - Therapist
    Clinical counsellor - College counsellor - Counselling psychologist - Organizational psychologist - Educational and developmental psychologist - Clinical neuropsychologist - Sport and exercise psychologist - Clinical psychologist - Psychiatrist

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Community, health and social services
    International Careers(ISCO): 
    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi