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Discussion in 'Nursing and medical-related degrees' started by Robert, Apr 14, 2002.

  1. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    No, things haven't changed that much Bruce. The idea is that Interns require supervision from senior clinicians. This takes the clinicians away from other, more lucrative activities such as billable patient hours. Most agencies depend on their abilitiy to bill something for the patients that the interns see as a way to offset the lost billing of the supervising clinicians.
  2. Howard

    Howard New Member

    I may resemble that remark. . . maybe not so much I couldn't get into medical school, but by the time I knew what I wanted to do I was too old............some discrimination against those over 50 attending medical, there are places that I will NOT put my hands.
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Cute. Let me say for the record that I did not agree with her statement. I think some people may be differently oriented toward the practice of the psychological art (ie non medical model)
    and other reasons which cause someone to choose Psychology over Psychiatry. In my case it would be (ie I am NOT a Psychologist but if I were) that I am not a science (hard as opposed to soft science) oriented person. This person is also the one that related the story of a Ph.D. introducing themselves to her husband who was an MD as Dr. so & so. Her child told the Ph.D. "my daddy is a real doctor'. When she told me this in relation to Ph.D.'s, I told her the story of a Rabbi I knew with a Ph.D. who replied to the debate going on in my graduate class on who to call "Dr." that he was the one with a *real* doctorate & not the M.D. She seemed taken aback and was not sure how to respond. I think the thought that a Ph.D. considered themselves to be the one with a *real* doctorate threw her for a loop.


  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Robert, where are you trying to practice (ie staying strictly pastoral or branching out to secular clients)?


  5. Robert

    Robert New Member

    North, currently my counseling is with members of our church. I usually counsel with parents of teens as well as teenagers. I also do and require premarital counseling for couples who come to me and want me to marry them. Our church carries an insurance policy for our staff in this area.

    The reason for the inquiry about credintials is i was just looking at what it would take to counsel as a career. I also wondered if I received my D MIN from ACCS if some of the courses could be used tword liscensure.

    Please forgive my spelling i could not spell my way out of a payper bag.
    Robert;) ;)
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Let me begin with the spelling. Don't worry about it, any check of my posts will find plenty of typos and grammar issues. But, I am not looking for a grade.

    If you want to do counseling as a career and by that I mean taking secular clients, doing insurance billing (etc), then you need a program which will meet licensure requirements. ACCS will not meet those requirements (in any state that I am aware of). The first problem is that the courses are not the standard courses for licensure (and not meant to be) and the second is that I know in my state the degree MUST be RA.

    In order to counsel as a career outside of the church you should look at:

    Liberty University - has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Counseling by distance learning (some short session campus requirements especially with the Ph.D)

    University of Sarasota - Ed.D via DL (appears that it will meet LPC requirements).

    Southern Christian University - graduate counseling degree

    The other option is to see what is available at night from Universities in your area.

    Good luck!



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