What are the differences in education job areas and practices and priviliges of a psychiatrist and psychologist?
A psychiatrist is a medical physician who has specialized in MEDICAL treatment of mental disorders. It requires medical school and specialization in psychiatry.
A psychologist is a clinical worker who is qualified to treat mental issues through psychotherapy/counseling. A psychotherapist must receive, at a minimum, a masters degree in the subject, pass tests and be licensed in most states.
What is the difference between the job requirements of a School Psychologist versus that of a real psychologist?
A psychologist is simply someone that graduated from college with a major in psychology. However, further education, such as a master's in psychology can be obtained. But, only 4 years in college completing a psychology major is necessary. A psychiatrist has to complete undergraduate studies-most majoring in psychology with a pre-medical program-and then go on to medical school. This is primarily because psychiatrists can prescribe medicine to their patients where psychologists cannot.
I'm not sure I understand the question. An MSW is a master's degree in social work, or in some cases referred to as social welfare. A psychiatrist is a physician (MD) with a specialty in psychiatry. A psychologist can have a master's, however most all practicing psychologists have a doctorate and are licensed. It is possible for an MSW to continue their education and pursue a doctorate in psychology. However, it would make little sense…
The difference is the level of education. You can become a counselor several ways. For example, you can get a masters degree in social work and be a licensed clinical social worker, or get a masters degree in pastoral counseling or school counseling. A psychologist has a PhD. FYI, a psychiatrist is an MD.