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Are psychologists board-certified? Do they need a phd?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
9 doctors agree

In brief: See Below

In most states, to be called a psychologist, you need to have a doctorate degree in psychology (phd or psyd), have pre-doctoral internship completed, and after degree, complete the post-doc to be eligible apply for a license.
http://www.asppb.net/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3395 will give you links to state-specific requirements.

In brief: See Below

In most states, to be called a psychologist, you need to have a doctorate degree in psychology (phd or psyd), have pre-doctoral internship completed, and after degree, complete the post-doc to be eligible apply for a license.
http://www.asppb.net/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3395 will give you links to state-specific requirements.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Robert Kravis
Psychologists are licensed, not certified. Licensure usually requires passing both state and national examinations.
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Psychologists

Yes, they do. Additional certification can be obtained thru extra training, such as in hypnosis, biofeedback and neuropsych.
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In brief: Psychologists

Yes, they do. Additional certification can be obtained thru extra training, such as in hypnosis, biofeedback and neuropsych.
Testing.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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