Larry Conner: Can We Call Ourselves Psychotherapists?

31 Jan 2019 10:59 PM | Moira Ryan (Administrator)

Recently I was asked to join a listserv debate about whether it is legal for anyone other than a licensed psychologist to use the title “psychotherapist.” There were some psychologists, LCSWs, LPCs and LMFTs on the listserv who were honestly confused because the psychology statute in Oregon explicitly states that only psychologists can use the term “psychotherapist.” This kind of thing pops up on the Oregon Psychological Association listserv every few years and typically a great deal of confusion and hurt feelings arise.

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