Why it’s so hard to understand the difference between a therapist and a child psychologist
A therapist’s job is to help people deal with their mental health problems, and it’s important for them to know the difference, psychologist Karen Smith told CNN.
“You can’t just say ‘oh, I’m going to teach you how to read a list, how to do this.'”
Smith said therapists should not be afraid to tell clients how to behave and how to cope with their feelings.
But the fact that therapists are often children or teenagers doesn’t always make them child psychologists.
“The therapist is a very human person,” she said.
“It’s really a matter of trying to understand that.
And the reality is that the children are children and the adult are adults, and we are adults.
We’re not perfect.
We’ve all made mistakes.”
Here are five reasons why the two professions are not the same.
Child psychologists are professionals who do not have the same expertise as adults 2.
Child psychology has a unique set of questions to answer.
It can be very focused on helping people with specific conditions, but there are also a lot of other questions that child psychologists can answer, such as why they feel a certain way or what they would do if someone else did the same thing.
Child psychologist training is based on clinical experience.
While many child psychologists are licensed as therapists, they are not trained to work with children, or to deal with them.
“When you’re doing work that’s geared towards children, you don’t know how to handle children’s emotions, you’ve never been in a classroom, and you’re dealing with adults,” said Smith.
“So you’re going to be doing a lot more work with a child than a parent or a sibling or a parent’s child.”
The child psychologist is not always the right person for the job.
A lot of child psychologists come from families that have been in abusive relationships or are abused themselves.
In a family, there are usually a lot fewer boundaries between the adults and the children, so children can get a lot out of therapy.
“If you have a relationship where you have an abusive parent, that’s not the person you want to be dealing with in therapy,” said Sarah Miller, a psychologist and founder of the Child Psychology Association of America.
“I think it’s the other way around.”
Child psychiatrists don’t have to be experts.
As long as the child is able to communicate with a therapist, there’s nothing wrong with a psychiatrist working with children.
But when children are in the midst of an emotional or mental health crisis, that person can be more of a challenge, Smith said.
While children may be able to recognize when a therapist is just being a friend or treating them like a friend, they might not be able handle their emotions and can get angry, Smith added.