Can clinical psychologists prescribe drugs?

Answer No, a clinical psychologist may not prescribe drugs unless she works in Louisiana or New Mexico. Is she is also a psychiatrist or holds a medical license then, she may prescribe drugs, according to... Read More »

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Do clinical psychologists prescribe medications?

In 48 states, clinical psychologists are not allowed to prescribe medications, instead relying on physicians and psychiatrists to order medications. However, in Louisiana and New Mexico, clinical p... Read More »

Can a clinical psychologist prescribe drugs?

Licensed clinical psychologists who possess a PhD and additional required training may prescribe medication for the treatment of mental illness in the states of Louisiana, New Mexico, and the U.S. ... Read More »

Can psychologists prescribe Adderall?

As of March 2010, only two states allow psychologists to prescribe medications such as Adderall--Louisiana and New Mexico. The American Psychological Association supports prescriptive authority, an... Read More »

What is the job of clinical psychologists?

Psychology is a broad field encompassing the study of cognitive and emotional processes. Clinical psychologists, who represent the largest specialty in this field, work to help individuals identify... Read More »