psychologist in training

The Only Exception (Part 6)

Summary: AU. Reader is given the task of running a popular love advice internet show when her coworker is fired. Her cynical attitude toward love makes her offer some harsh advice, and more than a few hearts are caught in the aftermath. Will hers be one of them?

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

Word Count: 2,725

Warnings: language, angst, self-reflection, discomfort, melodrama, mentions of trauma, fire, rescue (of secondary character), sad thoughts. I don’t know. I’m no Shonda Rimes, but, tread lightly.

A/N under the cut.

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So I want to talk about this scene:

Specifically, I want to talk about Finn’s motivation here, because I’ve been reading a lot of meta on the subject and it seems, according to fandom, he’s either a selfish coward who only needs Poe for his piloting skills, or he’s an altruistic hero who rescues Poe out of the goodness of his heart and then feigns selfishness so that Poe won't… I don’t know, think highly of him? Anyway, this bothers me, because either way it reduces a somewhat pivotal scene (in terms of character development, not to mention plot) to a simplistic black or white answer (no pun intended, though I am still side-eyeing huge swaths of this fandom) and that… just won’t do.

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Night In The Woods - Witches, Astral Projection, Dissociation, and the Hole at the Center of Everything

Here’s my Night In The Woods theory out of left field because I love!!! this game! so! here we are. Lots of spoilers regarding literally everything so only read this if you’re familiar with at least one complete playthrough of the game. Sorry if this doesn’t have the best structure, I’m still trying to condense my thoughts on it all a bit but I wanted to get this out there!

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VIDEO: Luke Evans on the Real Story Behind Wonder Woman

“Beauty and the Beast” co-star Luke Evans on his new projects, including “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women,” a movie about the Harvard-trained psychologist who created the Wonder Woman superhero character

Eugenia’s Body Is Not Up For Discussion

YES. We get it, Greg and all his fans, she has an illness. Scream it from a fucking building if you must, but if you think you’re helping by badgering her and giving her “tough love”, you’re far from correct. Miles from correct. You are so far from correct, NASA can’t track your fucking signal. 

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anonymous asked:

What's the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

Hey anon,

First off, this is gonna be a US-centric answer, though things are similar many other places.

A psychologist is a trained mental health professional, most of whom do therapy (all of the professionals you’ll see will do therapy of one sort or another). They have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree, which is 4-5 years of training and research. They cannot prescribe medications, except for select psychologists with extra training in New Mexico, Iowa, Louisiana, and Illinois. 

Psychiatrists are medical doctors, who go through medical school and a residency. At this point, the vast majority of psychiatrists do not practice any sort of therapy. They typically prescribe medications, and they usually consult with the therapist who is seeing the patient.

If you need medication, typically it’s best to have both a psychologist/other therapist and a psychiatrist.

Stay strong.


House Party

No one threw a party like Selina Kyle. That was the unspoken fact about Gotham’s underground. If Gatsby had a long-lost sister, Selina would be the one mourning over his maudlin, fool-in-love life at the funeral. Rumor had it the last one she threw, there had been a live cheetah roaming her mansion, but Oswald had a tendency to over-exaggerate.

“And…why are you inviting me?” Ivy brushed her fingers along the potted plants Penguin had set up on the low divider walls between tables. He had obviously thought them a lovely novelty, but the lilium longiflorum was poisonous to most mammals. She hoped Selina remembered to wash her hands. “You’re the one who regularly calls me a wet blanket, hm?”

“The wettest,” Selina smirked around the thin straw in her mouth. Her brows furrowed and her expression embittered.

“Not to your liking?”

“No, that sounded…much less sexual in my head,” she frowned, trying to readjust her body language. “Hey, cut the crap, ragweed!”

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Where my Badass Kingsmen Fans at?

So, all y’all digging all this fluff and romance and marriage and stuff, you’re all great, lemme tell ya, i’m here for that, totally.


What i really wanna explore in the kingsmen universe, is the BA BAMFS the knights actually are. 

Fuck the wedding ceremony and cuddling watching movies, lets blow shit up! Lets tear down whole governments! Let’s stab a man! (SET THE POSTOFFICE ABLAZE!) 

Let’s watch as Percival daintily dabs at the corner of his mouth with his napkin at a banquet table surrounded by 30 other people who then all fall face first into their soup fucking dead because he poisoned the whole dinner party. 

Roxy scales a building in her tactical gear, breaks into wherever a la catwoman style and then leaps from the roof in a stealth wingsuit to glide away while flames lick up its sides.

Bors undercovers with whatever American special ops force into the middle east on a ‘terrorist sting’ and then kills the whole American group himself after confirming their negligence and antagonizing war mongering with otherwise peaceful locals.

Eggsy drug running from Venezuela to the US and while aboard the tanker ship carrying the cargo he just sinks the whole damn thing and escapes by climbing aboard a nearby cuban refuge raft and helping them cross the rest of the way to florida.

Gawain killing innocents because he has been in deep cover for years and he has to make the hard decision of sacrificing a few lives to save the hundreds, and he is able to do that because he is a professional. 

Merlin and his team watching with hard eyes because they have become immune to the horrors of this world and the things they see are terrible but the things they do are necessary to stop them. 

There will always be evil on this planet and kingsmen, while essentially mercenaries, are able to choose the paths that lead to the best possible outcome. 

And Harry Hart, Arthur, sits at his desk and reviews and approves of these missions. He makes the tough decisions and his knights are loyal so long as their morals align.

Come and talk to me about this, I’d love to headcanon jam with you. 
Even about badass boyfriendos. Harry trusting Eggsy to complete his mission even if its morally grey in its parameters, Eggsy trusting his king to not lead him astray. Merlin supporting him en route and even after. Kingsmen medical, a fully functioning hospital and surgical center at the very top of its class even if it is secret, and kingsmen psychologists vetted and trained to heal the mental scars alongside their physical ones. 

Kingsmen, a highly professional and discrete business breeding only the very best agents to perform the very best work. 

Lost Boy

Draco x Reader

Background Info- You are the wizarding’s world equivalent of a psychologist. Although not as well trained, as the study of psychology and science was not taught. However, you go around helping war patients with their fears and problems. Today was the day you went and visited Draco Malfoy.

Y/N- Your Name Y/S/N- Your Surname

Y/N stood outside the gate of Malfoy Manor. Admiring the real beauty of the building. There was something about it that made it majestic. It matched the Malfoy’s perfectly. With it’s beautiful black, glass panes windows,  snow white rose bushes, and who could forget the albino peacocks. Holding their feathers high up in the air, walking with pride. But little did people know, despite the Malfoy’s efforts to fix it, the damage from the war had hit the Manor. It was not obvious, no one could spot it unless looking very, very closely. But it was there. From the cracks between the window frames to the cold, chilly atmosphere in the rooms. It was the same with the Malfoys. The war had brought the family a great loss. They had lost a large sum of their wealth, their status and pride. But there was also emotional damage. The feeling of guilt, it was the worse, the feeling of judgement, and the feeling of self-hate. But despite everything, they were still the Malfoys, and so they hid it behind closed doors, buried up behind a flawless facade. It was funny how a house could represent their owners so accurately.

She took a deep breath, “It was now or never” she thought to herself. “Knock, knock.” She waited for someone to answer the door. And in a matter of seconds, a house elf welcomed her, “Good Morning, who shall I’ll inform Master Malfoy about?” “Y/N Y/S/N, I believe I have an appointment with them at 12 o'clock.” Nodding, the house elf apparated and was back in a flash. “Follow me miss.” As she followed the elf, Y/N took notice of all her surroundings. The inside of the manor had the same interior as the outside. Rooms were dark, portraits of ancestors hung on the wall, sneering. All of these factors gave the house a frightening feel. She didn’t know how anyone was able to live here. She was led to what seemed the living room, sitting on velvet green couches were Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy, not smiling but not frowning either. When they spotted Y/N, Narcissa stood up and greeted her. “You must be Miss Y/S/N, welcome.” Mrs Malfoy offered her hand, taking it Y/N could feel her cold touch. Lucius stood up as well, but unlike his wife, he didn’t say anything or make conversation. Instead, he stood there quietly, avoiding all eye contact. “Draco is upstairs in his room, Lolly will take you up.” Assuming Lolly was the house elf, she nodded and started following her, just as she was about to walk up the staircase, Mrs Malfoy stopped her. “I almost forgot, Draco does not know this appointment is taking place, so he may be difficult.” Taking her warning, she travelled up the stairs and towards his room.

After passing several rooms, they stopped outside a large door, sectioned in a secluded part of the house. If she thought the rest of the house was dark, here there was barely a gleam of light. “
Here is Master Draco’s room.” And like that, the elf disappeared, as if she was afraid of the man behind the door. Knocking, Y/N received no answer. Deciding to take a risk, she opened the large door and found herself in a huge room, decorated in black and emerald green furniture. Upon entering, she was met with a very angry person. “Who the bloody hell are you?” Averting her eyes towards the speaker, she saw the famous Draco Malfoy. He was extremely handsome, but it was obvious the toll from the war was still present. His hair dishevelled , the buttons of his shirt messed up, and dark, purple bags were hanging under his eye. “I’m Y/N Y/S/N, and I was asked by your mother to speak to you.” “Well, I have friends.” Deciding to be straight forward she told him who she really was, “I believe there’s a misunderstanding. I’m part of the (insert name) ward and my job is to help people with any emotional stress they are having.” He stood up and walked closer towards her, “So basically you help crazy people. And in your mind, and my mother’s, I’m crazy and need help!?” She didn’t know what to say, she had dealt with many war victims before, but none as unstable as Draco. Draco was fuming, he didn’t need help, and if he did, not from some random person.

Angry he began swearing, throwing books and pacing the room. “I understand that you experienced trauma and fear because of the events you faced. Having to live with Vold-” “Don’t say his name.” he hissed, his voice quiet but sharp, like daggers. “Sorry, I mean the who-must-not-be-named. Having to live with him, ordered on a suicidal mission and having to watch people suffer at the hands of unforgivable curses.” “Did you get all this from the daily prophet, because if I wanted to research myself I would of.” “Some patients find it easier to open up once they’ve  accepted that these things have happened to them.” Draco thought about it for a while, it made sensed, but it didn’t mean he would tell her all his life secrets. “I’m here to help you accept these events and learn to live your life without fear. Draco you are safe, the dark lord has been defeated, no one will harm you ever again.” “Your wrong! Of course, you think that. You didn’t join the losing side. You don’t have people stare at you in the streets, muttering curses, threats. You don’t have people hating you!” He was right, she didn’t have people who hated her. She couldn’t possibly understand. She sat down on the bed, “These people don’t know you. They have no right to hate you. And if they do, you can’t change their minds. What the problem is, is not them. It’s you not being able to forgive yourself. You were sixteen, still a child. You were under your families influence, you didn’t know what was right and you shouldn’t be punished for it. If it was anyone else in your situation, I’m very sure they would have done the same.” “Not the bloody chosen one.” She sighed,“What all that matters is you learnt your lesson. You saw the darkness and evil and understood it was wrong. No one told you it was wrong, you figured it out yourself. You could have gone another path. You could have loved the power the dark lord brought, you could have tortured the muggle borns. You could have killed Dumbledore….but you didn’t.”

Draco was calm now, he sat down next to Y/N and looked st her. She was right, everything she said was correct. “I never wanted a war. I never wanted anyone to die. Yes, I may have hated muggles and mudbloods, but I never wanted them dead, despite everything.” he confessed. He felt his insides tangle up, his mind fog up and tears fighting to escape. Y/N placed her hand on his shoulder, “ This just proves that you are good. That you, like many were victims.” Tears were now flowing down his cheeks. Attempting to comfort him, she began repeating the words, “It’s okay, you’re okay.”

Draco walked down the stairs, towards the dining room. Y/N has left an hour ago. Walking in, Mrs Malfoy noticed something different about her son. As if a large weight had been lifted off his chest. “How was the session?” Draco half smiled, “ Another session has been booked next week, the same time.” Narcissa smiled, maybe she should go see this therapist as well.

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I still don’t really understand why of all psychological terms they (read: Natasha, not a trained psychologist) went with in Iron Man 2, they went with narcissism. 

Psychologically, ‘narcissism’ has a different meaning than ‘extreme love of oneself,’ which does not fit Tony at all. According to google it means: extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one’s own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type.

And I mean, it’s not that I can’t see that, in a way? It’s just that the whole movie you have Tony basking in adoration for the Stark Expo or just being Iron Man and doing attention-seeking acts, but it wasn’t done because it made him happy, it was done out of fear because he was dying. And Natasha’s right there and she’s not stupid, she can see this (and in fact she actively encourages his downward spiral at one point but that is a completely different story about Tony forever has the right to throw SHIELD out on their asses.)

Not many Tony Stark fans are going to tell you the man doesn’t have an ego (see: “I just build everything and make everyone look cool” from AoU) but there’s something to be said for being humble and there’s something to be said for literally building everything the Avengers are using and enjoying some bragging rights.

But the point is, I could see ‘egotism’ or egomania being the word they/she went with because Tony, for all that I just made excuses and for all that he ‘took care’ of Pepper and Rhodey, didn’t really seem to take their actual feelings into account in Iron Man 2 and was pretty damned focused on himself. Understandable but also kinda messed up.

And nevermind that narcissism as Natasha was talking about it is an actual mental disorder. And now the darker parts of the fandom use the word like its gospel.

It just - it doesn’t reflect badly on just Tony, but Natasha and SHIELD too because these people are supposed to be intelligent. “Iron Man, yes. Tony Stark not recommended” well good goddamn you have just missed basically the entirety of Tony’s actual personality, well done you super-spies you.

  • me, a psychologist in training: *knows that depression is a tricky illness. it makes you believe you're alone and a burden to those around you and makes even the simplest, most enjoyable tasks seem like climbing the fucking everest*
  • also me: lol, existing is too hard, my friends and family simply tolerate me - and they deserve a fucking medal for that, because i'm a motherfucking nuisance - and i'm a failure because i can't seem to find motivation to finish things i actually enjoy
  • also also me: first of all, rude
Hannibal Rewatch: 1x04

Season 1, Episode 4: “Oeuf”

**Warning: rewatch blogging, written with knowledge of the full series

Something intriguing me about the first four episodes of Hannibal is the way Hannibal’s characterization shifted a little between the first two and the second two. I think there’s a mix of intentions with this, and possibly a new directorial note. One thing is that “Potage” and “Oeuf” are big Abigail episodes, and honestly Hannibal seems more interested in her than in Will in both of them. He’s still super interested in Will, don’t get me wrong, but I think there’s an immediacy with Abigail that he’s drawn to. He can move forward faster with her, given the fluid state of her life right now. (Interestingly, it’s the next episode when he first smells the encephalitis on Will – and understands all the possibilities inherent in that – and I bet that’s gonna set off a pendelum swing back to Will Will Will, but we’ll see). But yes, he is much more personal and emotionally tangled up with Abigail than with Will in these eps.

I think this shot most sums up where Hannibal is in “Oeuf.”

With Will in these two episodes, Hannibal behaves noticeably more coolly but still very intently, a combo that somehow highlights his Fallen Angel quality. It’s like he’s more removed from the workings of humanity, more of a clockmaker setting things in motion out of a strong but dispassionate curiosity – and a very dangerous one. Honestly I’d bet this a feature of the scripts as much as it was someone perhaps reminding Mads Mikkelsen that he’s Hannibal Lecter and maybe he shouldn’t have such an open fondness for Will Graham so quickly, because cannibal-boy is definitely more starry-eyed in “Aperitif” and “Amuse-Bouche” than here. (That note was probably something like “listen Mads we know you love Hugh but maybe chill just a touch.”)

Will, in the meantime, spends “Oeuf” primarily with the case-of-the-week: the Lost Boys. He seems very alone, actually, a lot of him looking sad off to the side while Team Science bops around like the deadpan clowns they are. Will fades pretty seriously over the course of this episode, which is interesting and a much more Real Life Sad than any of the later stuff, because in this ep we almost pointedly don’t seen ANY feverish hallucinations or personal imagined trauma – this is just Will feeling broken from the case they are working on. No encephalitis, no devilry, just the work of looking at murder.

And this shot probably most sums up where Will’s at here. (Every time I look at this I start laugh-sobbing, oh my god this tragic fluffball.)

Anyway I have like 600 screencaps on my desktop right now and a lot more thoughts (always), so let’s get to it!

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Types of Mental Health Professionals

                     Which mental health professional is right for me?  There are many types of mental health professionals. Finding the right one for you may require some research. Below is a listing of types of mental health treatment professionals to help you understand the differences between the services they provide.                                    

The following mental health professionals can prescribe medication; however, they may not provide therapy:

  • Psychiatrist – A medical doctor with special training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses.  A psychiatrist can prescribe medication, but they often do not counsel patients.
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist – A medical doctor with special training in the diagnosis and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems in children.  Child and Adolescent psychiatrists can also precribe medication; however, they may not provide psychotherapy.
  • Psychiatric or Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – A registered nurse practitioner with a graduate degree and specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illness.

Additionally, your Primary Care Physician, Physician’s Assistant or Nurse Practiotioner (depending on your state) are often qualified to provide medication.

The following mental health professionals can provide psychological assessments and therapy; however, cannot generally prescribe medications (although some states will allow it):

  • Clinical Psychologist – A psychologist with a doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited/designated program in psychology.  Psychologists are trained to make diagnoses and provide individual and group therapy.
  • School Psychologist – A psychologist with an advanced degree in psychology from an accredited/designated program in School Psychology.  School Psychologists are trained to make diagnoses, provide individual and group therapy, and work with school staff to maximize efficiency in the schools setting.

The following mental health professionals can provide counseling; however, cannot prescribe medication:

  • Clinical Social Worker – A counselor with a masters degree in social work from an accredited graduate program. Trained to make diagnoses, provide individual and group counseling, and provide case management and advocacy; usually found in the hospital setting.
  • Licensed Professional Counselor – A counselor with a masters degree in psychology, counseling or a related field. Trained to diagnose and provide individual and group counseling.
  • Mental Health Counselor – A counselor with a masters degree and several years of supervised clinical work experience. Trained to diagnose and provide individual and group counseling.
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor – Counselor with specific clinical training in alcohol and drug abuse. Trained to diagnose and provide individual and group counseling.
  • Nurse Psychotherapist – registered nurse who is trained in the practice of psychiatric and mental health nursing. Trained to diagnose and provide individual and group counseling.
  • Marital and Family Therapist – counselor with a masters degree, with special education and training in marital and family therapy. Trained to diagnose and provide individual and group counseling.
  • Pastoral Counselor – clergy with training in clinical pastoral education Trained to diagnose and provide individual and group counseling.
  • Peer Specialist– counselor with lived experience with mental health or substance use conditions.  Assists clients with recovery by recognizing and developing strengths, and setting goals.  Many peer support programs require several hours of training.

Other Therapists – therapist with an advance degree trained in specialized forms of therapy.  Examples include art therapist, music therapist.

if you self-diagnose don’t come near me don’t speak to me don’t even look at me. edit, so that I don’t have to keep repeating myself: there’s a difference between saying “I have these symptoms, so it’s a possibility I have x” and “I had this symptom once so I totally have this particular disease”. the first is fine and even encouraged! the second, not so much. but like I’ve been trying to say: let’s say there’s a person who had an intrusive thought once, so the next day they wake up and say “I have MPD” and then they start telling people they have MPD and it begins to have a snowball effect on their lives because they self-dx'ed without getting a professional’s opinion – that’s harmful, wouldn’t you say? ESPECIALLY if they’ve convinced themselves that they have a specific illness so thoroughly that they start self-medicating for it! that could totally be so dangerous! professional doctors and psychologists who have trained for years and years are going to know more about mental illness than some kid on the Internet. therefore, people who self-diagnose and proclaim they have an illness that hasn’t been checked out by a professional bug me, plain and simple. you don’t have to take it personally. I’m sure you’re a great person. I just disagree with self-diagnosis and don’t like when people do it. that’s all. it’s very very unfortunate if people do not have access to a doctor. I think that everyone should be able to have access to a doctor. however, even if you are unable to see a doctor for some reason, I still don’t think you should diagnose yourself because that’s potentially quite dangerous. if there are some recovery articles or something online that you have access to that addresses THAT SPECIFIC SYMPTOM that you have, by all means, go for it! but don’t try and help yourself by doing research on a specific disease unless a professional has told you otherwise, because it could be the wrong disease anyway and those recovery methods won’t help at all and may even make it worse