Thursday, August 22, 2013

Male Psychologists PSY Brock University PSYC 1F90


Women in Psychology:

With 80 percent of psychologists being women, it's the complete inverse of their gender proportion in the chiropractic profession. 

Medicine is kinda crazy in that way, dontcha think? 


With 80 percent of psychologists being women U of T Psychology GREO


"The Canadian health care system (OHIP) is free, thanks to being
 located / neighbouring next to a world superpower (USA!, USA!, USA!)."


Psychologists and chiropractors are not recognized as medical doctors, therefore are not qualified as medical billing options.

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Medical doctors are not threatened by psychologists because:
  • Not allowed to participate in free government billing (OHIP)
  • Main clientele (children), do not affect  / compete with the medical profession
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Chiropractors are a different story. As one doctor told me, "they don't even know how to read an x-ray".

Chiropractors will attract potential patients that can afford expensive:
  • Surgeries
  • Therapies
  • Medications


The medical profession's bottom line, takes a financial hit.

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"Nonetheless, waste and fraud in the Canadian health care system is rampant
 as in other countries; more so if medical records are not accessible."


OHIP billings are rarely audited.

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Doctor wonders why OHIP won’t cover yoga, Pilates treatments GREO

"Dr. Awan believes, aside from a lack of research, yoga therapy is not covered under extended health benefits or on provincial plans, such as OHIP, because yoga teachers are not regulated health professionals."

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Finland continues to lead the world in education rankings, and it's no coincidence that Finland requires it's teachers to complete a special five-year master's degree to teach.

Making a psychology degree for new teachers in Canada and US mandatory, would be a first step in reclaiming the top positions in world education rankings. 


Finland continues to lead the world in education rankings,

A psychology degree is best suited for those that want a career in teaching the elementary / high school level. The added ability to communicate to all types of students from different backgrounds, plus the "self-awareness" component, that allows one to grow to become a better facilitator.




The Practical Value of Psychology to the Teacher


"Only a slight examination is required to see that for the mental sciences psychology is just as fundamental and  underlying as mathematics is for the natural sciences."

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Male psychologists quickly relabel themselves as Researchers / Doctors / Scientists, dropping the psychologist tag, which probably exacerbates the recruitment problem.



“Not only are men committing more research misconduct,” said study co-author Dr Joan Bennett of Rutgers University. “Senior men are most likely to do so.”


Not only are men committing more research misconduct,

The challenging task of generating an income as a psychologist can be a deterrent as well. Since research grants are usually very limited and very competitive, many extended health plans also exclude or severely limit payment billings. 

generating an income as a psychologist can be a deterrent as well. Since research grants are usually very limited and very competitive,
Children and adolescents are the psychologists main clientele since they eventually become "surrogate mothers" for their therapeutic needs, and are more likely to be covered by their parents extended health care plans. 
"Adults conversely, are skeptical, lack required medical coverage."
Children and adolescents are the psychologists main clientele since they eventually become "surrogate mothers"

Family and faculty connections can be greatly advantageous in securing employment in the psychology field.
"Government youth mental health programs are very psychologist friendly."
U of T Psychology

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an attempt by the psychology profession to re-invent and also to re-establish itself, into today's modern society. Children are still the main clientele, and for obvious reasons. CBT is also know as "Role-Play", or "Play Therapy".

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  U of T Psychology GREO Developmental Psychopathology

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An intriguing research topic on what type of males are attracted to the psychology profession, and how do they equate their doctorate status to medical doctors?

Men: A growing minority?

"In other words, as salaries became stagnant and the field lost prestige, men decided to pursue other degrees and women filled the gap"


Brock University PSY department intriguing research topic Drew Dane


My theory is that a high percentage of male psychologists have had troubled childhoodsIn their latter years (the older, the more troubled), they explored psychology literature to better understand their cause and affects.

As a frequent visitor to their local Self Help book store section, it occurred to them that combining the two into a career path, would be a profitable, enlightening, and a soothing experience.

male psychologists have had troubled childhoods
What subject a male psychologist specializes in, can reveal a lot about their childhood and themselves (neglect, despair, abuse, ...), and convert them into potential crusaders.


"Short man who was picked on a as a child in grade school,
may specialize his research in bullying."

Drew Dane  Bullying Brock University PSY department GREO
GREO Drew Dane  Bullying Brock University PSY department OPGRC


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Experimental psychologists employ human participants and animal subjects to study a great many topics. The risk of reaching or crossing barriers in ethics is always a concern.


GREO Experimental Psychology Symbol PSY 102 Ryerson Drew Dane U of T Psychology Developmental Psychopathology



"In the zeal to learn about the human thought process and behavior, many early psychiatrists went too far with their experimentations"

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Brock University: Research Ethics U of T Psychology

Dr. Sandra Bosacki


"I find the ethical issues are quite difficult to sort out and make defined boundaries."

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The ultimate form of long-term research is called Developmental Psychopathology

 Drew Dane GREO Experimental Psychology Symbol PSY 102 Ryerson U of T Psychology Developmental Psychopathology

It's a life span approach that researches an individual's lifetime history, and then documents them throughout their life.



Limitations is that this form of research is unethical / illegal, unless your university has no ethics board / regulations.

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Self-designation as a "doctor" is an empowering and gratifying experience, regardless of the inequities in comparison to the required training and education with medical doctors. 

What is the real difference between an MD and PhD?


"MDs are consider by many to be the "real doctors" because they can help with real medical problems."



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Experimental Psychology Symbol PSY 102 Ryerson Drew Dane Brock University Psychology Bullying GREO

How do medical doctors feel about the (PSY) psychology profession?

Doc Martin Love Thy Neighbor (City Slickers) Video Link


Developmental Psychopathology Drew Dane Brock University PSY

Male Psychologist:"I do have a PhD in psychology. Oh..., we are both doctors."

Doc Martin: "But only one of us has a room full of waiting patients."


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"you say tomato I say tomahto"

"you say doctor I say doctorate"



What is the real difference between an MD and PhD?

"Medical doctors can be evaluated by their success in performing surgeries and their standing within the medical community." 

Psychologists vary greatly in qualifications and expertise, including their "therapy" and "theories", that can be deemed ambiguous, to say the least.

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Lax regulations and oversight in the Psychology field, combined with new part-time PhD programs, makes the title of "Dr." much more easily obtainable.

Educational and certification requirements vary in the US from state to state (various state licensing boards), and in Canada from province to province (CPA). 


OPGRC Dorothy Markiewicz GREO Developmental Psychopathology Drew Dane Brock University PSY
Lancaster, Brooks & Welch LLP Law Firm  Dorothy Markiewicz  GREO


CNN Story Link: 


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"Recheck the credentials of the "Dr." that you eventually select.
 Drew Dane Brock University Psychology Experimental Psychology Symbol PSY 102 Ryerson GREO
 They could have someone trapped in a basement for all you know."
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"Wheels of Fortune ?" OPGRC PSY 102 Ryerson GREO

"Perhaps home is not a place
but simply an irrevocable condition."



June 21st 2015
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