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    I'm SO confused. I'm taking a gap year out, and I'm 75% certain I wanna do one of the two long-term as a career.

    I've got no idea what's the difference, the more I read, the more similar they sound.:confused:

    Any interpretations of definitions welcome!

    Oh yeah, also, considering my interest in both, would any of the below degree courses be a big 'no-no'?

    1) Psychology + Philosophy
    2) Philosophy
    3) Philosophy + Theology
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    I've got no idea what's the difference, the more I read, the more similar they sound
    Psychoanalysis is one of several approaches within psychotherapy, in the same way "Biology" is one aspect of "science". Other commonly practiced psychotherapies include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. A good starting place is the book "Introducing Psychotherapy" by Benson and Van Loon, which is easy to read and in cartoon format, and I use it a lot in teaching with good results.

    Oh yeah, also, considering my interest in both, would any of the below degree courses be a big 'no-no'
    While none of those degrees will make you a therapist, none of them will stop you becoming a therapist in the future. In fact many therapists don't have degrees at all, and training often values life experience over academic ability.
 
 
 
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