Well, you can just take your 2c back buddy. You are describing psychotherapy, not psychology. I am a qualified psychologist. In order (back in my day) to qualify as a psychologist you had to be a behavioural scientist. I have spent more time gathering and analysing statistics, learning correct data evaluation techniques, learning and applying experimental models, etc... then most of my "hard science" engineer friends.Jesse wrote:Psychology works with intangibles; experiences, emotions, thoughts, and habits, and that is exactly why it is considered a soft science.
Just my 2c.
We never once asked how anybody felt or thought about anything. NEVER.
Neurobiology was big! Even "split brain theory" quacks had to prove it neurologically.
When I was an impressionable teenager I read Freud's book "The Psychopathology of Everyday Life" and thought to myself: That's it, I am going to study psychology. Boy was I wrong. The only time we studied Freud was to shoot him down in flames for drawing conclusions without utilising the scientific method.
Only during my graduate diploma in social sciences did I meet a Freudian (family therapist) and he was a quack. Actually, just about every psychotherapist I have met is a quack. To tell the truth, I consider all psychotherapists quacks. My grad dip studies were also my first encounter with therapeutic models. All sorts of dumb-ass unproven (and unprovable) nonsense. Here in Greece the Psychologists "Union" is trying to unquack the field of psychotherapy by insisting that all psychotherapists have to have psychological (scientific) or psychiatric (medical) qualifications: ie a two week course at the online university of holistic paranormal psychotherapy is just not going to be enough of a qualification any more. Actually, claiming this as a qualification will end up being grounds for legal prosecution.
PS Where I am from psychologists are not authorised to prescribe medicines of any type, that is a job for a medical professional (psychiatrist).