Why do some psychologists have a MA and some a PhD?
In the past, only an MA degree was required to obtain a license as a psychologist in Quebec.
As of 2006, Quebec requires psychologists to have a PhD. Psychologists who obtained their license with an MA prior to 2006 are still allowed to practice using the title psychologist. Having a PhD does not automatically make someone a “better” psychologist. Many psychologists who possess an MA have many years of training and experience, and are excellent psychologists. At Blake Psychology we hire psychologists based on their warmth, compassion, and skill level, not solely their degree or title.