Originally Posted by TNS1991
Now I'm even more confused. What is the point of getting a higher degree if you are not even licensed to do anything with it? Also, I'm still lost as to how on earth somebody with an EdD can be a clinical psychologist. I looked at the program and it specifically said that you would be prepared to do an internship in the school setting. Since I'm pretty sure that this program is not APA acred. then how can somebody call themselves a clinical psychologist after this without a PhD/PsyD degree and no APA internship? Unless I am totally missing something here.
It's going to depend on individual state law, most likely. http://www.asppb.org/HandbookPublic/before.aspx
is a great resource for checking into licensure laws for each state/jurisdiction.
I just looked through a couple, and none listed the specific degree type required other than just saying "doctorate." Not sure if this is an actual reflection of state law or just an artifact of the way the site provides the information, though.