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What Is The Difference Between Psychotherapist And Clinical Psychologist
Doctor of psychology: Psychotherapy is defined as a therapeutic interaction or treatment contracted between a trained professional and a patient; family, couple or group. It may be performed by psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, school counselors, art therapists, etc. Clinical psychologists are doctors that specialize in diagnosing psychological dysfunction; psychological testing; and psychotherapy services. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the difference between a counseling & clinical psychologist? I know counseling psychologists being the like PhD version of a psychotherapist.
Clinical psych: focus more on major mental illness and diagnostic testing. Counseling psychologists focus more on human development and the changes and challenges that accompany this process. There is much overlap. Both require doctorates and post-doc training and exams. Counselors are usually master-prepared professionals and may focus on marriage and family, substance abuse, etc. See APA website. ...Read more
Can be same, maybe: All psychologists have PhD is psychology, but not all do therapy, so would have to look for someone with experience in Clinical psychology. There is a degree now called PsyD which is also a doctorate level and they usually do therapy. Other degrees that do therapy are Social workers (MSW or LCSW) or Licensed counselors (LPC), but these are usually Master's level but can be excellent therapists. ...Read more
Therapy vs meds: Speaking very generally, most psychologists hold either a PhD or a PsyD degree (I hold both) and practice psychotherapy. Psychiatrists hold either an MD or a DO degree, and they prescribe psychotropic medications, and generally do not do all that much therapy these days, but years ago psychiatrists would do both. Social workers, psychiatrists, and psychologists all do psychotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a person have to see a phd psychologist for help with anxiety or can a psychotherapist do the same job for someone? D.Ed?
Licensed psych-: ologists (PhD, EdD, or PsyD) are trained and licensed to diagnose and treat mental illness and other psychological disordeers. Psychotherapist is a broad term for trained professionals who do therapy. Their scope of practice is more narrow unless they are also licensed as a clinical or counseling psychologist. The main ingredient for progress is your relationship w/the therapist. Peace & health ...Read more
Training differences: The american psychological association accredits doctoral programs in clinical, counseling and school psychology. Traditionally, clinical psychologists are trained to be able to evaluate and treat all types of patients, even the most severe. A school psychologist is usually trained to provide psychoeducation evaluations and therapy for students(children and adolescents)but some can do alot more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Psychology licensure: varies a bit from jurisdiction to jurisdiction but most US states and Canadian provinces are similiar. They generally require a doctorate plus a year or more post doc experience and exams. Most have licensure laws, a few use "certified." Clinical psychologists diagnose and treat mental illness and more. Other psychologists treat developmental/more normal range issues, do research, schools, et ...Read more
Medical vs psych: A psychiatrist has a medical degree and a physician license. Some practice psychotherapy but many only prescribe medication. A psychologist holds a doctoral degree (psyd, phd, edd) from a graduate school (not a medical school). Psychologists are licensed to conduct psychological services but do not prescribe meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clinical psychologist vs. Rehabilitation counselor vs. Counseling psychologist? What's the difference between the 3?
Let's start with: clinical psychologist vs. counseling psychologist. The former focuses more on diagnosis and treatment of major mental illness but can also treat developmental issues that most of us go through as we grow. Counseling psychologists focus more on development through the life span and not so much on major mental illness. A rehabilitation counselor helps folks back from illness and may train them. ...Read more
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