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[split] "Good luck being a real psychologist without a degree"
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RE: [split] "Good luck being a real psychologist without a degree"

xcriteria: shady back alley degreeless pseudo-psychologist


He actually brings up a lot of good points. If somebody performs the same role that a psychologist does just as if not more competently than the average psychologist with a degree, shouldn't that person be held in the same regard? Attitudes are changing quickly. That piece of paper might not be so important in the future now that people have the means to educate themselves without it, and more people are waking up to this fact all the time.

Degrees should be set aside in exchange for examining people based on their merits. If somebody demonstrates that they know everything that somebody who acquires a degree would know and that they're able to handle patients just as well, why force them to spend a mind-boggling amount of time and money on school?

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RE: [split] "Good luck being a real psychologist without a degree" - Sunbourn - 07-13-2014 05:36 AM
Venting Thread - xcriteria - 07-12-2014, 11:40 PM
RE: Venting Thread - Efs - 07-13-2014, 12:01 AM

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