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How different is psy.D. Vs ph.D in clinical psychology?

How different is psy.D. Vs ph.D in clinical psychology?

Focus: The psy.D. Focuses more on practice based upon psychological knowledge. When they emerge from school, usually they have moderately more field experience than a pH.D. The pH.D. Focuses more on research, but in clinical and counseling psychology must also amass hands-on experiences. Over time, the two tend to even out, with pH.D.'s perhaps doing more academic work on average. ...Read more

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Psychology (Definition)

The formal definition of psychology is: the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. The mental characteristics or attitude of ...Read more


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If anyone know the term bdsm then please answer this question it's a psychology question is it abnormal to want to practice Thesse types of sexual and in life fulltime lifestyle? Does that make u sick

Complex: BDSM is not one thing. It varies in intensity and practice. By definition, it is abnormal as most people do not practice this on a regular basis. Is it sick? It is sick if it causes physical or emotional trauma of a lasting nature. ...Read more

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How are psychotherapy and clinical psychology different?

How are psychotherapy and clinical psychology different?

Two different things: Psychotherapy is a term that is often used to refer to a wide variety of "talk therapies." Clinical psychology, on the other hand, is a specific field of psychology that specializes in the treatment/management of severely mentally ill persons. Clinical psychologists are trained in psychotherapy, along with other modalities of treatment. ...Read more

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How are clinical psychology and mental health counseling different?

They are different: All sorts of professionals (social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists) can do mental health counseling, but only a licensed psychologist can do therapy and call it psychology. In order to become a licensed psychologist, one must get a doctorate in psychology and meet a number of other state requirements that other mental health professionals do not have. ...Read more

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What type of psychology do I need to study in college if I want to specialize in drug addiction problems?

What type of psychology do I need to study in college if I want to specialize in drug addiction problems?

SAP: Substance abuse professional is a course offered by department of transportation by various companies - here is a list which you can call get info from - http://www.Dot.Gov/odapc/testingpubs/sapexamsources_200602_alpha.Pdf. ...Read more

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I just done a test about psychology . the results was mention that i have DSM-IV . Any suggestion or advice ?

DSM IV TR: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision was the last revision prior to the arrival of DSM V. ...Read more

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Done male hormones, urology scan and other screening test, doctors ruled out psychology causes, all normal, still having impotence?

Done male hormones, urology scan and other screening test, doctors ruled out psychology causes, all normal, still having impotence?

Need meds: Sometimes we are unable to determine the cause of erectile dysfunction. Luckily there are medications that can help. Talk to your doctor or urologist about which medication may be helpful to you in getting and maintaining erections. ...Read more

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Why is there a mental health section and a psychology section? Explanations please?

Why is there a mental health section and a psychology section? Explanations please?

Mental health: Mental health is pertinent to many medical specialties, because it can affect the illnesses each covers as well as patients' ability to work with treatment. Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc are all professionals working in the area of "mental health." so "mental health" is a large umbrella topic vital to overall health. Psychology is merely one area within that. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as adolescent psychology?

Is there such a thing as adolescent psychology?

There sure is!: Some psychologists specialize in studying child and adolescent behavior. Some also specialize in treating children and adolescents who are struggling for one reason or another. ...Read more

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