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What's what's the difference between social work psychology and counseling?

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Dr. Bernard Seif answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Often works w/the social support systems to help people w/housing, finance, health care, etc. They may work in hospitals to connect patients w/services they need upon leaving hospital. Some social workers w/advanced training do counseling. Psychologists have a doctorate and diagnose and treat mental illness or developmental issues. They also work in hospitals and business.

Answered Jul 1, 2015

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Dr. Andrew Berry answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Traditionally, clinical psychologists focused more on patients with severe symptoms in mental health hospitals, and counseling psychologists/msws focused on patients with less pathology with higher levels of functioning. Counseling psychologists also traditionally focused on a patient's strengths and de-emphasized weaknesses. Counseling psychologists also have strong roots in career counseling.

Answered Feb 24, 2015

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