Table 3

Family physicians’ knowledge of psychologists’ training and expertise

ASPECTS OF TRAINING AND EXPERTISENO. OF RESPONDENTS% WHO AGREED
Studies required to be a psychologist
 • Doctorate10959
 • Residency (yes/don’t know)10958/28
 • Master’s degree10928
 • Baccalaureate10913
 • College certificate1090
Psychologist is a title that is …*
 • Protected and regulated10893
 • Given to any professional with advanced knowledge in psychology9918
 • Equivalent to psychotherapist10011
 • Equivalent to psychoanalyst1005
A psychotherapist …*
 • Must legally have advanced training in psychotherapy10649
 • Adheres to a professional code of ethics10345
 • Is a member of a professional college10138
 • Is qualified to formulate and communicate a diagnosis10233
  • * Responses agreed with answers to true/false questions; N varied because some respondents did not answer.