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Child and teen psychology


Child and teen (pediatric) psychologists use talk therapy to help children, teens and their families with emotional issues. They assess and evaluate a child's behavior and development.

Psychologists do not prescribe medicine or medical tests. They work with parents, doctors, psychiatrists and social workers to help children or teens with:




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Source: American Psychological Association; Society of Pediatric Psychology

First published: 06/06/2009
Last updated: 06/04/2012

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health clinics; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Allina Health clinics