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Can a physical therapy assistant become a athletic trainer with credits transfer?

Can a physical therapy assistant become a athletic trainer with credits transfer?

Depends on program: There is no question that a physical therapy assistant can become an athletic trainer. Whether credits or how much credit would be transferred depends upon the program and the school. ...Read more

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What help is provided by a vocational counselor during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What help is provided by a vocational counselor during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Back to work: Vocational or occupational therapy is important in rehabilitation to help one return to his/her capacity to get back to his/her previous occupation and to return to work --. ...Read more

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How are an occupational therapist and a physical therapist different?

How are an occupational therapist and a physical therapist different?

Many : Both are therapists (not physicians) that work to improve overall function in different ways. Occupational therapist work primarily to improve functional activities such as bathing or dressing. The physical therapists tent to treat physical problems affecting mobility (walking). There are many more differences and overlap between what they do (too long to detail here). ...Read more

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Is a sex therapist a psychologist who talks his clients through, or is he an active participant?

Is a sex therapist a psychologist who talks his clients through, or is he an active participant?

TALKS ONLY: Sex therapists do not engage in sex with their clients. Although there was a time when "sexual surrogates" (paid sex workers who claimed an ability to help with people's sexual difficulties), it is not legal in most states and is not the norm, nor what you should expect from a sex therapist. Disclaimer: I am not personally opposed to sex workers and believe in freedom between consenting adults. ...Read more

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Help finding a child bootcamp for a threat to society?

Help finding a child bootcamp for a threat to society?

Seek evaluation: If the child has not had a good psychiatric/psychological evaluation and therapy efforts, then consider pursuing these. The child may have a treatable condition. Mental health personnel in your area may inform you of resources available to assist you and the child. ...Read more

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How come a marriage and family therapist (mft) not considered a psychologist?

How come a marriage and family therapist (mft) not considered a psychologist?

Different degrees: It is just a different degree and certification. Any mental health professional (social worker, counselor or psychologist) can become a marriage and family therapist. Most marriage and family therapists have had extensive training just working with families and couples as oppose to individuals. ...Read more

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Is there a conceptual framework that can help assure holistic (physical - mental, social) and integrated care that is also person-centered?

Is there a conceptual framework that can help assure holistic (physical - mental, social) and integrated care that is also person-centered?

Holistic Medicine: I believe that holistic medicine, when properly practiced, assures all of that. For the principles delineated by the american holistic medical association see http://www.Holisticmedicine.Org/content.Asp?Pl=2&sl=22&contentid=22 also see http://www.Abihm.Org/general-public. ...Read more

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What group validates the competence of a psychiatrist or psychologist?

What group validates the competence of a psychiatrist or psychologist?

Licensing board: Usually each state has its own department of professional regulations that is responsible for the issue of license in a given profession. Depending on a state, a professional is required to take a continuing education classes to keep the license. However, many professionals are taking classes without the requirement to keep current on treatment trends and techniques. ...Read more

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What's a registered physical therapist?

What's a registered physical therapist?

Licensed to : Usually someone who has been licensed by their state in that profession to practice in their field which in this case entails the musculoskeletal one in terms of rehabilitation after an injury or surgery or guidance in proper exercise and technique for specific conditions or general musculoskeletal health usually guided by a physician. ...Read more

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Is someone with a PhD in professional counseling vs PhD in psychology still considered a psychologist?

Is someone with a PhD in professional counseling vs PhD in psychology still considered a psychologist?

Yes but not exactly: A Ph.D in Counseling Psychology would be considered a psychologist. Different states have different regulations around the title of psychologist so check with a state licensing board to be sure. For example, Vermont is now the only state where a person with a Master's Degree in Psychology can be called a Psychologist, provided that they indicate Psychologist-Master. ...Read more

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Are there differences between a physical therapist and a sports physical therapist?

More specialized!: Both therapist recieve the same basic training, but the sports therapist focuses on sports injuries and associated rehabilitation. They are usually part of a team which takes care of athletes, composed of orthopaedic surgeons and athletic trainers. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sports therapist and a physical therapist?

Depends: I am not sure what a sports therapist is. My guess is that there is a sports medicine provider, who is usually a fellowship trained md or do (physician). The other option would be a physical therapy is further specialized to work with sportsmen. He is essentially a physical therapist who has special interest in and focus on sport related injuries. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a physical therapist and an occupational therapist?

Although there is s: Although there is some overlap in what they do, the focus of ot in rehabilitation is primarily on upper extremity function(gross and fine motor), therapy and adaptive equipment to assist with activities of daily living. A physical therapist usually will focus on lower extremity function, gait training, assessment and training on mobility devices, balance and more gross motor function. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an occupational therapist and a physical therapist?

What is the difference between an occupational therapist and a physical therapist?

A lot: OT deals with functional,performance and includes arm function and coordination PT deals with mobility : balance, strength for trunk and legs, and coordination. Muscle tone is also,addressed. Sports medical issues would seek PT for training, back pain would seek PT for modalities posture and core strengthening. OT and PT often work together for best results ...Read more

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Can a rehab doc delegate wound care to a physical therapist?

Can a rehab doc delegate wound care to a physical therapist?

He can : A physiatrist (rehab doc) can refer wound care but as a physiatrist and wound specialist i would prefer they refer to wound care unless they know the wound skills themselves and give orders other than "eval and treat" to the therapist. ...Read more

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What are the personal boundaries for therapist in a counselling relationship?

Help the patient: The major concept is to keep the focus on the patient and avoid exploitation. Exploitation can include misuse of knowledge gained, abuse of power, sexual behavior. In exchange for the time of the therapy the therapist receives a fee as sole compensation. There should be no expectations of favoratism or gift or additional benefit. ...Read more

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What's the different between a masters level psychologist and a mental health counselor?

What's the different between a masters level psychologist and a mental health counselor?

Level of training: In many states a master's levels person in psychology has to be supervised by a Ph'D. level psychologist. Psychology is different from other kinds of counseling because of the emphasis on research and science and the ability to do psychological testing. They generally at involved in additional training and supervision. ...Read more