Difference between Psychologist and Psychiatrist

Although both Psychologists and Psychiatrists are working with the mind and often together on the same patient, the main difference is that a psychiastrist is quailified as a doctor whereas a clinical psychologist does not have medical training as part of their title studies.

Our psychologist however are titled as doctors. This is because depending on the level of training of psychotherapist they may have a doctorate in their own field of practice. For example Dr Chao has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

The main practical implications of this are that a Psychologist is not licenced to issue medication for a client. At Dimensions centre all of our practitioners are either medical doctors or psychologists qualified to doctorate level.

Psychiatrists are then working to alleviate specific medical disorders of the mind, whereas a psychotherapist will work with you if you are healthy of mind, but require a therapy to help with an issue of the mind.

 

Difference between Psychologist and Psychiatrist

Although both Psychologists and Psychiatrists are working with the mind and often together on the same patient, the main difference is that a psychiastrist is quailified as a doctor whereas a clinical psychologist does not have medical training as part of their title studies.

Our psychologist however are titled as doctors. This is because depending on the level of training of psychotherapist they may have a doctorate in their own field of practice. For example Dr Chao has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

The main practical implications of this are that a Psychologist is not licenced to issue medication for a client. At Dimensions centre all of our practitioners are either medical doctors or psychologists qualified to doctorate level.

Psychiatrists are then working to alleviate specific medical disorders of the mind, whereas a psychotherapist will work with you if you are healthy of mind, but require a therapy to help with an issue of the mind.

 

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We understand that it can be daunting using a therapist for the first term. In this section we try to simplify some of the key terms of our work for you.