Does anyone have any concerns about the counseling phd being perceived as less prestigious than the clinical phd? I posted this in another thread but am suprised people don't seem to have many strong opinions on the topic. I'm interested to hear other people's thoughts as I go to interviews and weigh acceptance offers for both types of programs. 02-11-2007, counseling vs. clinical Hi, I know and appreciate that they are the same license. My question is more nuanced. My experience is that if they (clinical and counseling psychologists) have negative perceptions of the other, it tends to be as follows.... that clinical psychologists think counseling psychs aren't properly trained in diagnosis, assessment and efficacious treatment techniques while counseling psychs believe that clinical psychs are all too eager to pathologize normal behavior that occurs as part of human development. I don't necessarily agree with these perceptions, so please don't inundate the board with notes to the contrary. I simply wonder how these stereotypes play out in a marketplace where there are still more clinical psychologists but where the ranks of counseling psychologists are growing rapidly. Especially when it comes to competing for prestigious jobs in hospitals and govt agencies. Have others experienced these opinions from the psychologists they know and work with or maybe I am parsing this too finely?