A Guide to the Difference Between Psychology and Psychiatry

Psychologists and psychiatrists provide mental health services to people of all ages, but their credentials differ. The differences between psychology and psychiatry come down to education, job training, and scope of practice.

Both psychologists and psychiatrists need a graduate-level education, but whereas psychologists hold a Ph.D. or a Psy.D., psychiatrists must earn a medical degree. Psychologists and psychiatrists may also work together to care for patients and provide therapy, but only psychiatrists can prescribe medications.

Read the full article on psychology.org. 

By Cheryl Rotyliano
Cheryl Rotyliano Assistant Director of Career Engagement and Education Cheryl Rotyliano