Department of Psychology

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credentials in psychology

 

Degrees

  • DMFT:  Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy

  • LPsy:  Licentiate in Psychology (European/Latin American Psy.D.)

  • M.A., M.S. in Psychology, Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, etc.

  • MSC:  Master of Science in Counseling

  • MSW:  Master's degree in social work or social welfare

    • Required for advancement into an LCSW

  • Ph.D.:  Doctor of Philosophy

    • Teaching

    • Independent research

    • Licensed Psychologist: requires meeting state requirements and obtaining a license to practice.

  • Psy.D.:  Doctor of Psychology

    • Teaching, research, publishing

    • Licensed Psychologist: requires meeting state requirements and obtaining a license to practice.

     

Masters Level Professional Licenses

  • CASAC:

    • Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor

    • Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor

  • CRC: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

  • LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • LMFT: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • LMHC: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LPC in some states)

  • LMSW: Licensed Master Social Worker

  • LPC: Licensed Professional Counselor (LMHC in some states)

  • LPC-BE: Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Eligible

    • Someone who is in the process of getting an LPC. They can bill for services, but not as much as an LPC.

  • Mental Health Providers

    • State licensed psychotherapists and counselors