It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Message Board

I am a counselor........

I am a counselor........

[ Back to Messages ]


Posted by Counselor on May 15, 2000 at 22:53:38:

In Reply to: psycologist vs. psychiatrist posted by Nicole on May 13, 2000 at 20:13:03:

Nicole, I am a national certified counselor.
To become a counselor, you must apply to a graduate program that is accredited and provides a major in counseling.
My specialization is mental health counseling. You may want to attend a school that will allow you to take many
counseling courses in undergraduate, as I did. It was verrrrry beneficial.

As stated above, a Psychiatrist goes to medical school and specializes in the medication needed for different mental
illnesses. There are SOME psychiatrists who do, in fact, take some counseling courses, but most of them aren't as
qualified to do counseling as a counselor is.

A Psychologist is generally trained in doing psychiatric evaluations, and psyc testing. SOME are trained with various
counseling courses, but again, they are not AS trained as a counselor.

A "Counselor" is one who has been through an accredited Master's program, has passed a national certified counseling
exam, and has state licensure or state certification. You must abide by a code of ethics board and meet all the criteria.

Good luck in your selection of schools, and DO NOT LET the college admissions counselors sell you their school if it is
not what you need for your future!

Too, remember that Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and Counselors are three different careers. Social workers are NOT
normally trained in counseling as well as counselors are, so please don't let people try to tell you different!

Feel free, Nicole, to email me with any further questions you may have! I would LOVE to recommend the school I attended,
I am a little biased!

Follow Ups

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:37 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2017 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!