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How Much Do Educational Psychologists Earn
Social Workers: Clinical Social Workers may have a great deal of psychological knowledge. Although most social workers don't receive much in the way of formal medical (non-behavioral health)education, medical social workers can learn a great deal by being a member of the treatment team. The medical social worker handles many non-medical tasks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most people who use the gym are motivated to get in shape but having someone there to teach you how to do all exercises correctly and help you focus on weak areas is important. Setting goals with a trainer and having them push you to reach your goals is worth the money if you are already devoting precious time in the gym. You should make the time there as beneficial as possible. ...Read more
A lot: It also depends from state and particular hospital, grossly about $100, 000, but don't forget, there is a tough competition also. ...Read more
In multiple ways: In the case of nurses, they will often be of assistance with additional medical knowledge, the ability to evaluate the patient from a medical standpoint with a brief exam etc. They will often have additional medication knowledge. Social workers can help navigate the waters of insurance, support systems - whether financial or social or psychological - and address other social issues better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: So much of physical performance is related to the mind body connection.In sports, people can develop patterns of movement that can impede optimal performance. A sports psychologist can really help someone reduce mental tension associated with a certain sports activity and improve performance.Most professional teams employ one.Examples include" catchers who can no longer throw the ball accurately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Assistance: Physicians assist in getting mental disability by providing copies of their records to a disability board for review. If your record provides good documentation of your disability then you may be successful. I would expect the most weight to be given to the records of the psychiatrist, counselors and family physician. Expect to have to see specialist designated by the disability board reviewing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Training: Neurosurgeons are required to attend a 4 year University, folllowed by medical school which is another four years of education. After such, neurosurgery residency is typically six to seven years of training. We are trained in both spine and brain surgery. There are also fellowships (for specialized training) one can apply for after completing a residency program. ...Read more
Resilience : Evaluation will identify an individual's strengths, access to protective factors (ie, soci support), and positive coping methods for stressful events. Additional evaluation of gaps or less effective coping methods are also performed. A plan for dealing with stressful events may be developed, tested, and rehearsed to increase likelihood of its use under stress. ...Read more
Why do social worker/child protective service people need to know my grades and ho well I do in school?
Cause it'll help you: If urnin cps, then your parent(s) have been deemed unfit to care for u. Hopefully their behavior will change. In meantime, cps/soc worker will take on a parental role, which means they'll 'meddle' in ur personal life, because they care. That can feel intrusive. I hope u can either return to ur parents, be adopted...We all get bad breaks in life, sounds like urs came early. I feel 4 u. Good luck. ...Read more
If Psychiatric NP's get little psychotherapy training in their programs, how do they practice as psychotherapists when LPC's need years of supervision?
Maybe not at all: Pardon my bias here. Many Mental Health practitioners these days mostly prescribe based on the patient's or caregiver complaints. They don't do psychotherapy. Your query includes a likely reason - the cost of training. If it is a focus on psychotherapy you seek - consider a Ph.D., PsyD, LCSW or similarly trained pro. The medical degrees at all levels tend more toward Rx's as primary tool. Best! ...Read more
See answer!: The lifestyle of the ob/gyn has improved dramatically over the last 20 years. There are now work hour restrictions in place for residents in training, and the expectations in practice have changed as well. It is still a great career helping women through difficult and joyous experiences. The average sallary of a full-time ob/gyn is somewhere around 200-225k. There is significant variation. ...Read more
Do live-in mental institutions help children who are mental retarded more than living at home and going to public school?
Nearly all gone: Separate institutions for mentally retarded (or seriously mentally ill) individuals have nearly vanished in the U.S. Those with mr have quite different needs, depending on the severity of delay. People with mild delays live at home as children and may live indpendently as adults. Adults with severe mr typically live in group homes. Life quality depends on quality of services, not location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Depending on the intensity and severity of your thoughts/symptoms, history of attempts, etc, you might be put, either on 1:1 observation, every 15 min. Checks, etc. Any personal belonging, office supplies, might be removed if you're deemed a danger to yourself and you will be re-assessed quite frequently. ...Read more
Depends: Salary of social workers is not information typically available to physicians. Furthermore, salaries depend on many factors such as experience and location that prevents me from giving you a direct answer. I recommend looking in want ads for the information that you seek. ...Read more
Depends: There are generally two reasons: clarification that a medical condition is not masquerading as psychiatric (thyroid, drug use, pregnancy etc.) and as related to the psychotropic medication prescribed (e.g. Abilify can cause high cholesterol, among other problems, so we check cholesterol before and during the time a patient is on this medication). ...Read more
How to handle self-harm/suicidal urges AT HOME, without psychiatric help, hospitals, psych units, therapists or professionals. Self-help only please.
Suicidal/Self-harm: The basic thing to remember is that these urges always are time-limited- as bad as they feel, they always go away, so your strategy, planned in advance is best, is to get with someone who cares about you, don't stay alone. Occupy yourself with activity, with a person, if possible, do something to burn off the feelings- aerobic exercise is powerful in reducing depression, do daily!! ...Read more
Expert witnesses: I had not heard of DR. Samenow until I read your question last night & decided to read up on him. I still don't know that I have a good handle on the answer. But I can say that often behavioral health providers who act as expert witnesses whether it be for the defense or the prosecution, can become known for stance on issues like capacity/ lack of capacity etc. When the behavioral health provider- ...Read more
Effort in, value out: Putting in place and sustaining Behavioral changes that produce improvements in mental health symptoms can be challenging. Just like all types of treatment regimens outcomes often depend on one's level of adherence to recommendations and effort to complete assignments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychological Assocn: What about the psychologist locator service run by the american psychological association? It's possible to look up psychologist practitioners by location, specialty, languages spoken, etc. The locator is here: http://locator.Apa.Org btw, the slogan of the apa community for psychs in indep practice is: "talk 2 a psychologist. The side effects are a better life!". ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Desired services.: You made your posting on the general health education site of HealthTap which goes out to doctors in various parts of the world. This is not designed to be a provider locator. You would do best checking locally in Africa for available providers. Take care. ...Read more
Child psychologists: Children's mental facilities generally employ a variety of practitioners to help patients and their families. There may be child psychiatrists, child psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, teachers, and various assistants working as a team. There would also most likely be pediatricians, primary care physicians, or possibly nurse practitioners to help with basic medical needs. ...Read more
Do you think psychologists with the appropriate training should be allowed some prescribing rights?
No: Psychologist do not get medical trainingGet a more detailed answer ›
Are psychologists always right? And can you depend on them to know what's right for everyone and everything?
Do psychologists disagree with each other about things? Or is it standard that they all agree about everything?
Psychologist Opinion: I commend you for your desire to learn. We can learn from Psychologists about human psyche and behavior. Psychologists can have different opinions about diagnosis of the client, need for psychological Testing and type of therapy for a particular client. Psychologists with different perspective do not agree about everything including human needs, feelings, expectation, attitude and behavior. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Babies and mommies: A friend/colleague of mine (dr. Milentijevic) did her post doc training in parent-infant therapy at columbia university in new york city, couple decades ago... Half her clientèle is under 2y/o with their mommies (&daddies in some cases) working on attachment/parenting issues. Very important work! ...Read more
Yes: If i recall, louisiana, new mexico, hawaii, native american reservations, and armed forces. The candidate must have a masters degree beyond their doctoral degree--the masters must be in psychopharmacology. They must have a lot of supervised prescription experience and must pass a tough national exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, is it possible for me to see a psychologist using my medical aid? if not, how much does it cost?
Depends: This depends where you have coverage. Every medical aid program is different. One of the best places to start is by calling your insurer (usually a number on your card) and asking which providers you are covered to see. You could also look into a sliding-scale payment program which will use your income and financial situation to determine how much you owe. Good for you for seeking care1 ...Read more
Just wanting to stop stressing so much and calm down I have already seen a psychologist and it didn't work just wanting to know what can help me now?
Techniques & Skills: Surprisingly, sometimes the more we want something distressing to stop, the more distressed we feel. This is true of physical pain - the more we say "I can't take this" the more it tends to hurt. Try psychologist skilled in helping people manage anxiety & esp one who can help you learn skills & uses techniques like Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYht-guymF4 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Although some insurance plans insist that you start with a referral from your primary care doctor before seeking help with a psychologist or psychiatrist, most mental health professionals will accept self-referrals. The american psychological association has an excellent referral system on its website. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Clinical Health : Psychology is a field largely dealing in preventive medicine. A health psychologist may treat chronic illness and how a person's adaptive and coping style impacts the course of disease. Positive lifestyle activities such as relaxation, yoga and meditation have relevance here. This movement is popular among patients who want a holistic approach and want greater control over their treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Psychological Assocn: What about the psychologist locator service run by the american psychological association? It's possible to look up psychologist practitioners by location, specialty, languages spoken, etc. The locator is here: http://locator.Apa.Org or try searching 4 psychologists on your state's psychological association's website. Do try to get a referral from someone you trust, if possible! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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