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It can be confusing to understand the differences between the mental health professions. For instance, I get asked often, are you the doctor that prescribes medicine? What is the difference between a psychiatrist and psychologist? Can a psychiatrist diagnosis a learning disability?
The Ontario Psychological Association has developed a chart which hopefully provides some clarity, identifying the unique education, training and scope of each of the providers.
The chart is below and can also be found on the following link:
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