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psychologist

[sī′käl·ə·jəst]
(psychology)
An individual who has made a professional study of, and usually thereafter professionally engages in, psychology.
Specifically, an individual with the minimum professional qualifications set forth by an intraprofessionally recognized psychological association.
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For example, a good prescribing psychologist would recognise the limitations of his/her ability and know when to consult with a medical professional.
They showed teachers (N = 153) a video of a specialist-level school psychologist consulting with a teacher.
Nasrallah's editorial "Prescribing is the culmination of extensive medical training and psychologists don't qualify" (From the Editor, Current Psychiatry.
A country with a population similar to Portugal is Belgium (around 11 million inhabitants) who has 7 universities offering university training in Psychology and 7254 practicing psychologists, as reported by the Belgian Psychologist Commission (2011); this means that there is one active psychologist per 1538 inhabitants.
She noted that a person doesn't need to be a licensed psychologist to talk with another person through their problems.
But the national average is 1,653 students per psychologist, with some areas exceeding the recommended ratio by up to 10 times, Rossen says.
Giving to charity may facilitate the development of such positive self-presentation as well," the paper quoted the psychologist as explaining.
Only 2% indicated a negative view of psychologists overall effectiveness, 33% indicated a neutral view toward psychologist effectiveness, and 59% indicated a positive view.
Even if a psychologist refuses to see clients from his or her church community, the psychologist cannot control which clients or former clients begin attending the same church as the psychologist.
Fine Gael education spokesman Brian Hayes said the Government has failed in its promise to roll out the National Educational Psychologist Service.
There has not, for example, been a single report in the public record of a psychologist actively opposing abuse ordered or condoned by his or her chain of command.
20) After completing coursework of 450 hours, training, and passing a national certification exam, psychologists are eligible for a two year conditional certificate under which the psychologist is supervised by a physician.