Clinical Psychologist has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology/ Abnormal Psychology, M.Phil degree in Clinical Psychology from certified institutes (NIMHANS, AIIMS, IHBAS, MANIPAL, GMCH-32 etc.) and Ph.D is optional. They are registered with the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) .
Clinical psychologist, particularly are trained in testing and assessment, aiding the diagnosis of patients by assessing their cognitive functioning including, attention and concentration, intelligence, memory, and assess personality. They treat in non pharmacological ways, meaning, without using medication, but with different kinds of psychotherapies suiting the individual and the problem areas its decided.
Where as a Psychiatrist will have an MBBS degree and MD in Psychiatric medicine, and are qualified to diagnose and prescribe medicines for psychiatric disorders. They are registered with Medical Council of India (MCI).