In the healthcare industry, specialists are represented by various professional titles. For example:
- B.A. – Bachelor of Arts: Degree of 3-4 years duration in the field of psychology or related field of social science.
- B.Sc. – Bachelor of Science: Degree of 3-4 years duration in the field of psychology or related field of social science.
- Dipl.-Psych. – Certified psychologist: Degree in the field of psychology, usually of 4.5 years duration.
- Dr. habil. – Doctor (PhD) authorized to lecture.
- Dr. phil. – Doctor (PhD) in Humanities.
- Dr. med. – Doctor (PhD) in Medicine.
- Specialist/Consultant doctor – Medical degree and subsequent specialist training, e.g. consultant psychiatrist/psychotherapist, consultant in psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy, consultant psychiatrist specialized in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy.
- M.A. – Master of Arts: Degree of 5 years duration in specified areas of psychology or related social science field.
- M.Sc. – Master of Science: Degree of 5 years duration in specified areas of Psychology or related social science field.
- PD – Privatdozent/Privatdozentin: term used to describe a type of university lecturer in German-speaking countries.
- Prof. – Professor
- Psychiatrist: Degree in Medicine, with a specialization in psychiatry and psychotherapy.
- Psychologist: Degree in psychology.
- Psychotherapists have completed psychotherapy training. The various types of training courses that are available are described in the section on schools of therapy.
- app. PPT: Licensed psychotherapist. German language term for psychotherapists who have gained a state approved license to practice, which is a prerequisite for their approval by health insurance providers.
- app. Kinder- und Jugendtherapeut*in: Licensed child and youth therapist. German language term for therapists who have gained a state approved license for psychotherapy for children and young people.
Last updated: 03/09/2021 - 16:21