Posted: Feb 06, 2020 6:30 pm
by Cito di Pense
Keep It Real wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:
Keep It Real wrote:qualifications in psychology


That's a mixed bag, KIR. No qualification is absolute, and reputation depends on one's capacity to demonstrate the expertise that the qualification supposedly underwrites. We can cut this short and just talk about the pointlessness of credential debates in this environment.



I rather disagree they're pointless Cito. Speaking for myself, because of my strong academic qualifications in psychology, which are my primary qualifications, truth be told, I have largely and often considered myself to BE a psychologist, regardless of the day job, or lack thereof. That has lead, over the decades, to my feeling comfortable and confident in MY field and so reading and learning and improving on my knowledge of MY subject over the years, or at least I HOPE I've improved lolz...surely a bit ; )


Then you don't need explicitly to mention (to others) your qualifications, which mention is not automatically recognized purely as a statement of how you see yourself.

How can you fail to see the different functions of reporting your self-image and reporting your "qualifications"?