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Encyclopedia > Doctor of Psychology

The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree is a professional doctorate, which is earned through one of two established training models for Clinical Psychology. In the United States, the other doctorate-level degree in Clinical Psychology is the PhD. Aquatint of a Doctor in Divinity at the University of Oxford, in the scarlet and black academic robes corresponding to his position. ... The Greek letter Psi is often used as a symbol of psychology. ... The Greek letter Psi is often used as a symbol of psychology. ... PhD usually refers to the academic title Doctor of Philosophy PhD can also refer to the manga Phantasy Degree This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...

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Background

In 1973, the PsyD degree was recognized by the Vail Conference on models of training in clinical psychology.[1] At this conference, it was argued that the field of psychology had grown to a degree warranting training persons explicitly in the clinical practice of psychology. While both the Ph.D. and Psy.D. models of training include basic science and a practical skills component, there are clear differences in relative emphases on the role of research versus clinical activity. Graduates of both training models are eligible for licensure in all states (licensing exams and renewal requirements are the same for both degrees). This is much like medicine where both the M.D. (allopathic) and D.O (osteopathic) are deemed acceptable training for professional practice. For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A clinic or outpatient clinic is a small medical facility that provides health care for ambulatory patients - as opposed to inpatients treated in a hospital. ... Licensure refers to the granting of a license (in the US, whilst, elsewhere the term registration is used), usually to work in a particular profession. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Medicine is the science and art of maintaining andor restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. ... The Medicinæ Doctor or Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or D.M.) is a doctorate level degree held by medical doctors. ... The term allopathic medicine is used by adherents of alternative medicine to refer to any form of mainstream medicine. ... This article discusses osteopathy, a type of alternative medicine practiced worldwide. ... The current version of the article or section is written like a magazine article instead of the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia. ...


Usage outside of the United States and Canada

In other countries, clinical psychology training has frequently been a separate qualification (e.g., Dip.Clin.Psych.) studied concurrently with a higher research degree (i.e., a masters or Ph.D.). Some universities, however, are replacing their traditional masters and diploma program with a Psy.D or D.Psych. The research component is less than a Ph.D., but greater than a masters. Thus, students considering teaching rather than practice will tend to opt for traditional Ph.D. based programs. Both the Doctor of Psychology and the Doctor of Philosophy programs confer additional status and the title of "doctor." This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... This article is about the use and history of doctor as a title. ...


Controversies

There is controversy regarding whether Psy.D. or Ph.D. training programs produce better clinicians. Graduates of Psy.D. programs typically spend more time in clinical placements but entrance requirements are generally lower for Psy.D. programs compared with Ph.D. programs, especially for non-university affiliated programs. Additionally, graduates of Psy.D. programs on average produce lower scores than Ph.D. graduates on licensing tests such as the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP).


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