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psychologist

 [si-kol´ŏ-jist]
a qualified specialist in psychology.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

psy·chol·o·gist

(sī-kol'ŏ-jist),
A specialist in psychology licensed to practice professional psychology (for example, clinical psychologist), or qualified to teach psychology as a scholarly discipline (academic psychologist), or whose scientific specialty is a subfield of psychology (research psychologist).
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

psychologist

(sī-kŏl′ə-jĭst)
n.
1. A specialist in psychology.
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psychologist

A non-physician mental healthcare worker with either a Master of Arts degree (MA) or a Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) who, depending on the jurisdiction, may prescribe drugs for mental disease.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

psychologist

Psychiatry A nonmedical mental health care worker who has completed graduate education and training and is qualified to perform psychologic research, testing, or therapy Salary $61K. See Child psychologist, Clinical psychologist, Neuropsychologist, Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, School psychologist; Cf Psychiatrist.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

psy·chol·o·gist

(sī-kol'ŏ-jist)
A specialist in psychology licensed to practice professional psychology (e.g., clinical psychologist), or qualified to teach psychology as a scholarly discipline (academic psychologist), or whose scientific specialty is a subfield of psychology (research psychologist).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

psy·chol·o·gist

(sī-kol'ŏ-jist)
A specialist in psychology licensed to practice.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about psychologist

Q. How can I know that my doctor is good? You must check and test your doctor. How do i check or test my doctor? I will tell you here...

A. so doctor, what do you recommend me to do. which choices do i have? hm, what i know is, that if you continue straight away we will crash in this ice-berg. you as captian, you will have to sink with your boat, because this is a question of your honour. me as your doctor i will look that i can take an emergency boat to save my life and help somebody else. so doctor, what can we do. your doctor can then say: you have to make a maneuvre. you can't for sure go on like this on you way (life/habit). so he/she should be able to explain you how to deal with the engines, the sails, whatever to avoid the crash. if he/she has no idea, change your doctor, if he/she tells you to need more help about it, find out together, he/she is at least honest - so give her/him a chance to grow with you. i have the hope that i could reach you with these explanations.

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