Psychological services

A psychologist is an expert of the human mind and behaviour. Psychological tests are one central part of the psychologist's work methods. A psychological test can use different methods to assess cognitive capacity and psychological condition.

Based on the test, the psychologist also recommends the necessary rehabilitation and support actions. These may include, for example, counselling and guidance, psychotherapy, neuropsychological rehabilitation, occupational rehabilitation or pain rehabilitation.

At Tays, psychologists usually meet patients at outpatient clinics and wards. Patients usually arrive at a psychologist's appointment based on a physician's referral or due to a need for assessment or rehabilitation based on the decision of an expert work group.

In addition to psychological tests, a psychologist's tasks also include counselling, training and advising of patients, family members and different client groups. In addition to client work, psychologists are broadly involved in teaching and development tasks of the university hospital. In addition to a psychology degree, many of the psychologists have a specialised psychologist's degree and/or psychotherapy training.

Patients usually arrive at a psychologist's appointment based on a physician's referral or due to a need for assessment or rehabilitation based on the decision of an expert work group.

Persons in charge

Chief psychologist Minna Wäljas
Supervising psychologist Marjatta Musikka-Siirtola, neurological specialties
Supervising psychologist Päivi Korkeaoja, child psychiatry
Supervising psychologist Silja Pirilä, paediatrics
Supervising psychologist Markus Nyrhinen, psychiatry
Supervising psychologist Virpi Kangasmäki, intellectual disability services
Chief psychologist Terhi Peuramäki, Vammala Hospital