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Psychologist Hong Kong Central Minds is a Hong Kong-based private psychology counseling practice that aims to provide the highest standard of care to every client through integrated clinical therapy practice with personalized individual therapy treatment plans to meet each client’s individual needs. Central Minds offers assessment and psychotherapy for adults, children, couples and families. Among our services you will also find corporate training, employee development, cognitive behavioral therapy, anxiety and stress management, and much more. Please visit their counseling services page for more detailed information, or get to know their therapists in Hong Kong.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Psychologist vs Psychiatrist – What’s the Difference

A psychologist and a psychiatrist are often confused as having the same meaning. While both study the brain, emotions, feelings and thoughts, there is a distinct difference between the two fields of study. The primary differences between the two fields is mainly the education requirements, the specific training, practice and salary.

If your career is to become a psychologist, you would begin your education with an undergraduate major in psychology. After earning either a bachelor of science in psychology or a bachelor of art in psychology, you would then need to attend a graduate program to earn a masters degree as well as a doctorate degree in psychology. Following undergraduate classes, there is an additional five to seven years required for earning a doctorate degree. Most states require a two year internship before you are eligible for licensing or with two years of supervised practice. While earning a degree, you can also choose to specialize in a particular field of psychology, which may require additional class time and/or additional state exams for licensure. A psychologist may also practice as a psychoanalyst which requires addition training to become an expert in a non-medication mental health treatment technique known as psychoanalysis.

Becoming a psychiatrist requires you to go to medical school. After completing an undergraduate degree in science, you would then attend a graduate program to complete your medical degree. Following medical school, you would complete four years of residency, during which time your training would be in psychiatry. The residency is typically completed at a hospital on the psychiatric unit. There are a number of specializations you can choose to practice in such as general psychiatry, child psychiatry, psychoanalyst, forensic psychiatry and a host of other options. Following an internship and residency, you will be required to pass a state exam in order to become a licensed medical doctor, you may also be required to sit for an additional exam in order to become a licensed psychiatrist.

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