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Counseling psychology (one of the largest specialty areas in psychology) helps people cope with issues associated with mental and emotional disorders.

Counseling Psychology Vs Clinical Psychology

Some of the key similarities between counseling in clinical psychology are:

  • Both are trained to provide psychotherapy
  • Both often work in hospitals, mental health clinics, academic settings, and independent practice
  • Both can be licensed in all 50 states as "licensed psychologists' and can practice independently

Some of the key difference between the two professions include:

  • There are differences in training and education between the professions
  • Clinical psychologists tend to focus on psychopathology
  • Counseling psychologists tend to concentrate on overall well-being through the lifespan

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