A PsyD degree for every practitioner. Truth in labeling.

  title={A PsyD degree for every practitioner. Truth in labeling.},
  author={Arnold E Shapiro and Jack G. Wiggins},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={49 3},
At present, nearly 70% of APA members are identified as health care providers. The PhD degree, a generic scholarly degree, is most commonly used to certify completion of doctoral studies in professional psychology. As a result, the consumer has difficulty determining which psychologist is qualified to provide health care. The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) should identify those psychologists who provide doctoral-level health services. Licensed, qualified PhD psychologists could be awarded the PsyD… CONTINUE READING