psychologist vs psychiatrist vs psychotherapist vs psychoanalyst vs psychoanalyst :

psychologist or psychiatrist or psychotherapist or psychoanalyst

A psychologist is a person who has studied the mind and earned a Ph.D. or Psy.D. Although some definitions state that psychologists have undergone clinical training but cannot prescribe medicines, there are research psychologists who are not engaged in clinical work at all, but merely do experiments to discover how our minds work. Some of their work can concern animal rather than human minds.A psychiatrist is technically an M.D. specializing in the treatment of mental problems who can prescribe medicines. They are licensed medical doctors, and get irritated when they are called “psychologists” and when psychologists are called “psychiatrists.”Psychotherapist is not a technical term, and may be used by anyone claiming to offer therapy for mental problems. That someone is called a “psychotherapist” tells you nothing about his or her qualifications. But qualified clinical psychologists and psychiatrists can be properly called “psychotherapists.”A psychoanalyst is a very specific kind of psychotherapist: a licens

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  • Certify 15-year-old murder suspect as youthful offender, defense psychologist urges
    A psychologist retained by the defense recommended Wednesday that a 15-year-old Jenks boy be certified as a "youthful offender" on a first-degree murder charge.
    June 13, 2013 - Tulsa World
  • Death Row Inmate May Get Fresh Appeal After Psychologist Claimed He's More Violent Because He's Black
    An inmate on death row may have an opportunity for another appeal after a psychologist told the jury he was more violent because he was black. Duane Buck was convicted in 1995 for murdering his ex-girlfriend and another man in her apartment in Texas. Buck, now 51, has been on death row since the conviction, but now his lawyers are pushing for an additional appeal because of the racial slur made ...
    June 13, 2013 - Opposing Views
  • Therapist: Victims adapt to survive
    A therapist who's helping kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard has advice for others rebuilding their lives after a traumatic ordeal. Anderson Cooper spoke with psychologist Rebecca Bailey about the will to survive and triumph after tragedy.
    June 13, 2013 - CNN

  • Judge rejects Fort Hood suspect's defense strategy
    An Army psychiatrist will not be allowed to tell jurors that he gunned down Fort Hood soldiers to protect the lives of Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, a military judge ruled Friday.
    June 15, 2013 - Denver Post
  • Psychiatrist comes under police suspicion
    By Darleen Principe darleen@theacorn.com A Thousand Oaks psychiatrist is under investigation for allegedly treating patients while on drugs and overprescribing opiate painkillers after being arrested twice in the past three months on suspicion of driving while impaired. read more
    June 13, 2013 - Thousand Oaks Acorn
  • Prescription drug task force looking at T.O. psychiatrist
    By Darleen Principe darleen@theacorn.com A Thousand Oaks psychiatrist is under investigation for allegedly treating patients while on drugs and overprescribing opiate painkillers after being arrested twice in the past three months on suspicion of driving while impaired. read more
    June 13, 2013 - Thousand Oaks Acorn

  • Learn to Let Go of Fear, Diminish Suffering in Upcoming Teleseminar Hosted by Spiritual Teacher Heather Hans
    Spiritual Healer and Psychotherapist, Heather Hans reveals how to eradicate fear and lessen suffering in her upcoming teleseminar, “Revealing Yourself Skyrockets You to Love.” In her teleseminars, online TV show and private sessions, Hans teaches clients and subscribers how to heal their heart, mind, body and soul. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013 ...
    June 12, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Learn to Let Go of Fear, Diminish Suffering in Upcoming Teleseminar Hosted by Spiritual Teacher Heather Hans
    Spiritual Healer and Psychotherapist, Heather Hans reveals how to eradicate fear and lessen suffering in her upcoming teleseminar, “Revealing Yourself Skyrockets You to Love.” In her teleseminars, online TV show and private sessions, Hans teaches clients and subscribers how to heal their heart, mind, body and soul. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013 ...
    June 12, 2013 - PRWeb
  • 10 Ways to Relax This Summer
    Author and psychotherapist Diane Lang offers these tips to truly unwind and unplug. Kids are getting out of school, and family vacations, beach outings, BBQs and many other fun summer activities we all love to do are in full swing. Although most of us work during the summer, it's also a time to enjoy and relax. read more
    June 11, 2013 - EHS Today

  • Homer C. Curtis, 96, psychoanalyst and teacher
    Homer C. Curtis, 96, a retired psychoanalyst and leader in the analytic community, died of coronary artery disease on Tuesday, June 4, at Waverly Heights in Gladwyne.
    June 17, 2013 - Philly.com
  • Homer C. Curtis, 96, psychoanalyst and teacher
    Homer C. Curtis, 96, a retired psychoanalyst and leader in the analytic community, died of coronary artery disease on Tuesday, June 4, at Waverly Heights in Gladwyne.
    June 17, 2013 - Philly.com