Our expert says:
A psychiatrist is a fully trained medical doctor who then specialized in the diagnosis and management of psych problems ; a psychologist doesn't have the medical training and cannot prescribe drugs, but otherwise is trained in mental health to a similar extent. A clinical psychologist is the sort one wants, simply a psychologist trained particularly in working with mental health problems - whereas others have specialized in psych research, or vocational counselling, etc. And an educational psychologist may be able to deal with learning problems, but may not have the needed clinical experience to deal with this sort of problem.
Play therapy might occasionally be helpful as PART of a combination of ways of helping, but I know of NO good evidence that it is helpful, on its own, in people with the sort of problem you describe.
I would think a modern and up-to-date clinical psychologist would be best for your lad, ( run a mile from anyone offering the obsolete and useless psychoanalytic style of therapy ). Maybe the school could recommend someone suitable, maybe call the office of a good local paediatrician who may be able to recommend someone they would usually refer such problems to.
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