Originally Posted by Pragma
Think Dr. Bachmann should tell people he is a Dr. of "Interdisciplinary Studies" and note that he is unlicensed at the doctoral level? Well, he calls himself "Dr. Bachmann" but I'll at least give him credit for never overtly calling himself a "clinical psychologist."
...though letting the other person assume you are something you are not is just as problematic and wrong. I work in a teaching hospital where it is customary to identify yourself to each patient, as there can literally be a dozen (or more) providers interacting with the patient on a given day.