Originally Posted by Jon Snow
I agree. That's not going to happen. More likely, meaningful doctoral level mental health will require an MD. At some point, there will be a push back against the dumbing down of education.
Probably. I can see some of the assessment specialities hanging around because they are embedded more specifically in other areas or practice: e.g. forensic assessment, neuropsych assessment, etc. I think we will really lose out in regard to outcome research and advancing the field of we as a profession get pushed out of therapy services.
As a field we are already actively pushing away the best and brightest by our inability to protect our scope of practice. I know if I did it all over again I'd forego clinical psychology and go back to my original plan of doing an M.D. / Ph.D., at least that way I could have far easier mobility for clinical practice and still have the fallback of academic research.