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Do psychiatrists and psychologists have similar training?

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Tom Pennybacker, consultant psychiatrist, points out the difference in training between psychiatrists (who train as doctors and then specialise in mental health) and psychologists (who study psychological treatments). https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy

Video Transcription

Psychiatrists and psychologists have quite distinct trainings because psychiatrists go to medical school to train as a doctor initially and then they specialise in mental health. Psychologists have a training which throughout is focused on psychological understanding and treatment modalities.

Dr Tom Pennybacker

Dr Tom Pennybacker

19 June 2022

"Dr Tom Pennybacker is a Consultant Psychiatrist and psychotherapist with many years’ experience working in the NHS and private sector. In the NHS he was the clinical lead for a team delivering complex psychiatric and psychological care to people with severe mental disorders. He has extensive experience of assessing and treating a wide range of mental health difficulties with medications and psychotherapy."

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