4 answers
Updated Viewed 90 times Translate

Can a clinical psychologist also be a psychology professor (at the same time)?

#psychology #professors #professor #phd

Edit:- I thought it would be useful if I mentioned the country too (in which I would like to practice/teach). I think, most likely, the US.


+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you
4
100% of 4 Pros

4 answers


Updated Translate

Mario’s Answer

I believe it depends on the country / city where you intend to become a professor. It could be useful to ask the Ministry of Higher Education or any other legislative body that governs higher education. you might need to go through a teaching certification (maybe not).

Good Luck Samyukta

Thanks for answering, Mario! (Also, I edited the question, since I should have been more precise) Samyukta S.

1
100% of 1 Students
Updated Translate

Vineeth’s Answer

It is possible to be both a professor (doing research and teaching) and a clinical psychologist. Most psychology departments would require a PhD in Clinical Psychology.In order to practice psychotherapy in any state, a person must be licensed or certified in that state. Each state has different regulations.Requirements may include specific courses, passing exams, and hundreds of hours of supervised practice.

All the Best Samyukta.

Thanks for your answer, Vineeth! Samyukta S.

1
100% of 1 Students
Updated Translate

Jason’s Answer

As a practitioner in the field, you may want to seriously consider getting your education in the country you plan to live and work in. Should you attain a PhD from another country, the United States, and the subsequent state you would be applying for licensure in could decline your credentials. Its possible that would not happen but it is something to think about before you pursue the education.
In the US in order to become licensed in the field regardless of education level, you must have graduated from an accredited university/graduate program. Without that you will not be able to practice, however a college may allow you to teach.

0
Updated Translate

Abhilash’s Answer

It is possible to be both a professor (doing research and teaching) and a clinical psychologist. Most psychology departments would require a PhD in Clinical Psychology.In order to practice psychotherapy in any state, a person must be licensed or certified in that state. Each state has different regulations.Requirements may include specific courses, passing exams, and hundreds of hours of supervised practice.

0