I havent said anything before about this but I have finally decided to take the bull by the horns and post. I keep seeing people reply to people on the board about how certain types of people are the only ones who can diagnose people. Especially it is said that psychologists and social workers and therapists cannot diagnose and only psychiatrists can diagnose. Well that is not true in all states. In NC a Licensed Clinical Therapist or a Licensed Master Social Worker is the one who does the assessing and the preliminary diagnosing. These are both either PhD or Masters degreed people. Im sure in some states it is the Psychologists who do the diagnosis. Actually to work in most hospitals, health departments or clinics a psychologist would have to have at least a Masters degree and be working on his PhD. While working on that PhD he would be supervised. I dont think we can just make a blanket statement that only one specialty can diagnose. It does differ by state. Ok...just my opinion.