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Psychology 101- W1A1


GE102.11.14.11.01: 01 Assignment

Lori Schreiner

Professor Kathryn Sellars

Psychology

11-16-2011

Part 1:

            M.D., Ph.D., Ed.D, and Psy.D. are doctorate degrees in psychology with varying clinical and college experiences.  Each includes 4-6 years of college past a Bachelor’s degree.

M.D. is a Medical Doctor.  Psychiatrists are usually medical doctors that have 6-8 years of college experience along with clinical residency experience. They specialize in mental disorders.  Medical doctors can diagnose medical conditions and prescribe medications.

Ph.D. is a Doctor of Philosophy. This is a traditional academic doctorate.  A psychologist can have this degree.  Psychologists with this degree specialize in a particular pathway. They may choose clinical psychology, counseling psychology or school psychology or just plain psychology.  Clinical focuses on clinical and practice. Counseling focuses on practice in less pathological populations.  School focuses on school counseling.  Most experimental and social psychologists have just a plain psychology Ph.D.

Ed.D. is a Doctor of Education.  This is also an academic doctorate.   A  psychologist or an educational administrator can have this degree.

Psy.D. is a Doctor of Psychology.  This is a clinical degree that places more emphasis on practice than research.  This program developed to train practitioners that keep up with research but do not do much research.  This is the most recent degree that started in 1973. (Holmes, L. (2010, June 01). What do the letters mean after the name?. Retrieved November 17, 2011 from http://mentalhealth.about.com/cs/psychotherapy/a/initials.htm)

All these degrees work towards the goal of influencing behavior.  If stopped at this point, to be human is to be a psychologist due to we all influence someone else whether intentionally or accidentally.  Psychologists go further than just influencing behavior.  They are experts in the predictable outcome of a behavior.  They have each spent many years studying through research using scientific methods and in practice counseling.

Part 2

A psychiatrist can be a M.D. with an emphasis on mental disorders.  To qualify you must have an undergraduate psychology degree, complete medical school, endure post-graduate medical residency, then take licensure exams.

I am not interested in working as an M.D., although, I have much admiration for those that do.  If I were to choose one of the psychological fortes this would be my pick.  I like psychiatrist because they can prescribe medications, interpret lab values and imaging results.  I believe in the holistic approach of all medical conditions.  When I write the general goal to all my patients on their care plan, I state,” Goal: to maintain homeostasis while on dialysis at DAVITA.”  I know everyone involved in the care leads up to the holistic approach, but it seems that the M.D. is the most equipped with the knowledge

GE102.11.14.11.01: 01 Assignment

Lori Schreiner

Professor Kathryn Sellars

Psychology

11-16-2011

base to do the most.  The reason I am not interested in working as a psychiatrist some day is because I am 41 years old and love my job as a nurse J

The best part of working in this field would be seeing the end results of happy well-adjusted patients thriving.

The worst part of working in this field would be to see the hurt, pain, abuse that patients endured before the thriving part.

 

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