Psychiatrists & Psychologists: Assessment & Treatment Roles


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Which of these is most likely to have the right to prescribe medication to treat mental health issues?

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1. Talk therapy is technically called:

2. Which of these is NOT a method a professional psychologist or psychiatrist would use to diagnose or treat a psychosocial problem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the roles of psychologists and psychiatrists. You will be quizzed on psychotherapy and the various responsibilities of these professionals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The type of professional who can prescribe medication and conduct therapy
  • The technical term for 'talk therapy'
  • Methods of diagnosis or treatment
  • The type of mental health professional who is a physician
  • Why psychologists refer patients to psychiatrists

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the roles of mental health professionals
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the education required to become a psychologist and a psychiatrist, as well as their job duties
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how psychologists and psychiatrists treat patients

Additional Learning

To learn more about these two jobs, review the accompanying lesson on Roles of Psychiatrists and Psychologists. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand psychosocial health
  • Learn about the role of a psychologist
  • Recall the assessments that psychologists' use
  • Define psychotherapy
  • Know the role of a psychiatrist and how they differ from psychologists