This is a question that is often asked when a client calls for therapy. Is one the same as the other? They aren't the same, but both are qualified to do counselling.
What is the difference between psychologist and psychological associates?
It is a difference in their training. A psychological associate has completed a masters level degree in psychology (eg. M.A., M.Ed., M.Sc) and four years of experience working in the scope of practice of psychology. Psychologists have completed a doctoral level degree in psychology (e.g.Ph.D., Ed.,D) and often a one year internship. Both have also completed at least one additional year of formal supervised experience and passed three examinations by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (this regulates the profession of psychology in Ontario) Both psychologists and psychological associates are members of the College of psychologists and are qualified practitioners in Ontario.