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What is a clinical psychologist?

A clinical psychologist is a mental health professional with highly specialized training in psychological assessment and psychotherapy.  In Missouri, clinical psychologists  must complete a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) .  As part of obtaining their doctorate, clinical psychologists complete a 1 year internship.  Additionally, post-graduation, they obtain 1-2 years post-doctoral training prior to practicing on their own.  The professional activities of  Missouri clinical psychologists are regulated by a the State Committee of Psychologists

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