Although trained differently, a clinical or counseling psychologist both assess individuals in order to diagnose and subsequently treat their mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
A Day in a Psychologist's Life
Clinical and counseling psychologists
- assess individuals using diagnostic tests and interviews
- diagnose mental, behavioral and emotional disorders
- decide what treatment methods to use
- help individuals deal with short-term personal issues that may result from a crisis such as the breakup of a relationship, death of a loved one, a - traumatic event or the loss of a job
- provide therapy to families or couples
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Counseling Psychologists do just that. They counsel. To be called a psychologist, one must get a PHD in Psychology. Some Psychologists do testing which is a specialty in and of itself. They test for personality traits, intelligence, and childhood testing is very important in children who are having problems. I am not a Psychologist so I would suggest you talk to a Pscyhologists to get better informed answers about their testing. As for as counseling, they also counsel just like any counselor. I am a licensed professional counselor and I counsel. I have a master's degree in counseling and a state licensure for counselors.