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What is the difference between a doctorate in professional counseling and a phd in psychology?

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Dr. Andrew Berry answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

A PhD in psychology focuses more on research, whereas a PhD in professional counseling focuses more on clinical, or applied work.

Answered Jul 27, 2019


Dr. Steven Griggs answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

focuses more on counseling technique for a wide range of common concerns. The Ph.D. is psychology focuses on education, primarily to teach, unless the Ph.D. is in Clinical Psych, in which case, there is a focus on psychopathology/diagnostics, psych testing and a 1500 pre-doc internship. Another 1500 hours post doc rotation is required to qualify to sit for the State licensing exam (to practice

Answered Feb 22, 2020



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