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Anybody have a cite for this?

Off the top of my head I would have to guess 100,000 doctoral-level applied psychologists (Ph.D., Psy.D, Eds) easy, as of 2012. Ballpark? The vast, vast majority practicing at least half time I would assume? Any ideas or cites for this?

I am writing a short commentary publication and would like the most updated figure possible.
 

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Anybody have a cite for this?

Off the top of my head I would have to guess 100,000 doctoral-level applied psychologists (Ph.D., Psy.D, Eds) easy, as of 2012. Ballpark? The vast, vast majority practicing at least half time I would assume? Any ideas or cites for this?

I am writing a short commentary publication and would like the most updated figure possible.

There were some good numbers on here not long ago, I believe from BLS. But if you are going to be authoring the publication, shouldn't you do the work to look it up :rolleyes:
 

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I know there is info from the 2011 census on the website that breaks down educational attainment by degree area, not sure if it goes as far as subject specific as psychology versus just being field specific though like "social sciences".
 
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An article int he Atlantic citied

"As Ronald Dworkin pointed out in a 2010 paper for the Hoover Institution, in the late ’40s, the United States was home to 2,500 clinical psychologists, 30,000 social workers, and fewer than 500 marriage and family therapists. As of 2010, the country had 77,000 clinical psychologists, 192,000 clinical social workers, 400,000 nonclinical social workers, 50,000 marriage and family therapists, 105,000 mental-health counselors, 220,000 substance-abuse counselors, 17,000 nurse psychotherapists, and 30,000 life coaches."

Though it looks like in all that the only category it helps you with is 77,000 clinical psychologists. And it's a couple years old.
 

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there were 154,300 clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in 2010.

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Life-Physical-and-Social-Science/Psychologists.htm#tab-6

NASP estimates the number of practicing school psychologists in 2008 as being 28,500 (this includes doctoral and non doctoral). With Clinical psychologists estimated at 77,000 in 2010, this should give a rough estimate of the breakdown.
 

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Anybody have a cite for this?

Off the top of my head I would have to guess 100,000 doctoral-level applied psychologists (Ph.D., Psy.D, Eds) easy, as of 2012. Ballpark? The vast, vast majority practicing at least half time I would assume? Any ideas or cites for this?

I am writing a short commentary publication and would like the most updated figure possible.


According to the Bureau of Labor statistics in 2008:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2008 estimated approximately 22,960 psychiatrists, 170,000 psychologists, 665,000 LPC's, 27,300 LMFT's, 642,000 LMSW's, and 2.6 million RN's (Labor, 2011).

This statistic does not break down clinical, counseling, or school psychologist but has them all grouped together.....LPC's and LMSW's are a much larger group of professionals than are Psychologists. Psychiatrist is the smallest professional mental health group followed by LMFT's.
 
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According to the Bureau of Labor statistics in 2008:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2008 estimated approximately 22,960 psychiatrists, 170,000 psychologists, 665,000 LPC’s, 27,300 LMFT’s, 642,000 LMSW’s, and 2.6 million RN’s (Labor, 2011).

This statistic does not break down clinical, counseling, or school psychologist but has them all grouped together.....LPC's and LMSW's are a much larger group of professionals than are Psychologists. Psychiatrist is the smallest professional mental health group followed by LMFT's.

Are they counting non-licensed, academic psychologists (experimental, social, developmental, I/O, etc) in that 170,000 figure?
 

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Are they counting non-licensed, academic psychologists (experimental, social, developmental, I/O, etc) in that 170,000 figure?

I believe it includes all psychologists, applied and academic. There are 4000 more than the 2008 Statistics. Here are the 2010 Statistics:

Employment projections data for psychologists, 2010-20 Occupational Title SOC Code Employment, 2010 Projected Employment, 2020 Change, 2010-20 Employment by Industry Percent Numeric SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program
Psychologists
19-3030 174,000
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

19-3031 154,300
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

19-3032 2,200
Psychologists, All Other

19-3039 17,500
 
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