What is the difference between a social worker and a psychologist?

i know that a psychologist goes to college for five extra years, and a social worker only goes for two. but apparently they're the "same thing" so why the extra years then? whats the difference? what are a social workers limitations that a psychologist can fulfill?

Asked By: <3 - 12/18/2008
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Actually...I'm getting ready to attend Graduate School, and my advisor who is a Psychologist says that there isn't much difference in the two...if you are a Licensed Clinical Social Worker...LCSW. The only difference is Psychologists have more knowledge about Medicine and Denistry...but while you're attempting to... More
Answered By: mysteriousblu2 - 12/19/2008
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the psychologist makes more money and such because it is more qualified
Answered By: Jon - 12/18/2008
social workers are the CNA's of the psychiatric world.......
Answered By: jessica b - 12/18/2008
Social workers refer people to organizations that can help them. They don't help them by themselves. They direct people to government agencies, or county clinics. where they can receive the proper care. They are sponsored by city, county, state, etc. and don't charge their patients... More
Answered By: TX Mom - 12/18/2008
They aren't the same thing... More
Answered By: Dylan - 12/18/2008
Look at it this way: Would you want your doctor to be a Med school graduate or just gone through the first two years of school?
Answered By: justjoe3000 - 12/18/2008
There is a difference in the education. Psychologists attend school for an additional two years and are also required to do more supervised training... More
Answered By: psychgrad - 12/18/2008
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