Clinical Psychology and Psychiatrist

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Many people confuse clinical psychology with psychiatrist thinking that it is the same thing When, in reality it is not. Clinical Psychology is the study of the emotional, biological, psychological, social influences, and intellectual abilities (“Society of Clinical Psychology.”). They are trained to diagnose, treat, and study people who are mentally ill. A clinical psychologist usually does four to five years of graduate work, and one year internship under the supervision of a practicing psychologist (Wade, and Tavris pg.10). Research is a major part of their work and they teach as well as supervise, work alone or in a group while conducting such research (“Society of Clinical Psychology.”). When they have an assessment they look at…show more content…
The University of Los Angeles offers a twelve month program that includes being involve in research, mixture of course work, teaching, and training. While doing all this students well be supervised by clinical psychologist, and well have to complete a two year of part-time practicum placements in the Psychology Clinic and in other local agencies. But in order for them to get their credential as a clinical psychologist they need to first pass the clinical qualifying examinations and the dissertation preliminary orals, and then do their one year internship after they pass, and are done with this the students will have their PHD degree ("Clinical Psychology." 2). UCLA'S Clinical Psychology program is six years long and, is also accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) this is good because in order to get your PHD degree which ever program you are going to take needs to be accredited by the APA.("Clinical Psychology." 2). If a person wants to be a clinical psychologist in California then they must have a doctorate degree, although some go for their PHD degree ("Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Professional Licensure."). When going for the doctorate degree it will take up to four to seven years of graduate school and then one to two years of their internship being evaluated by clinical psychologist ("Clinical Psychology."). If you decide to
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