I have been asked many times to explain the difference between Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and Psychotherapists. Hopefully, this blog post will provide a helpful answer!
What is a Psychologist?
There are different types of Psychologists, but for this post I will be referring to Clinical Psychologists who provide psychotherapy and psychological assessments in Ontario. According to the Canadian Psychological Association,
"A practicing psychologist is trained to assess and diagnose problems in thinking, feeling and behaviour as well to help people overcome or manage these problems. A psychologist is uniquely trained to use psychological tests to help with assessment and diagnosis. Psychologists help people to overcome or manage their problems using a variety of treatments or psychotherapies". (Canadian Psychological Association. What is a Psychologist? Retrieved from https://cpa.ca/public/whatisapsychologist/.)
Candice Bovell, Ph.D., C.Psych.
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