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English to Urdu translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Psychology
English term or phrase:Clinical psychologist
I have used the term,
To my knowledge and research, in urdu, this term would be used for a psychiatrist as well as a psychologist. Also, I'm not aware of a dinstinction in Urdu for a "clinical psychologist", v.s. say a "research psychologist."
Does anyone know if the term "clinical psychologist" can be translated better?
I don't think any of the translations were wrong, but I liked the simplicity of the word "معالج" which combines "clinical" and "expert" in an easily understandable term.
I also agree with Mr. Muhammad Irshad that to convey the exact meaning a translitteration would be the best way. I have used transliteration along with my translation of this term in a prior document of this project. I will use it consistently in the other documents, along with the translation "معالجِ نفسیات".
Again, thank you all for your time and effort.
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طِبّی ماہر نفسیات
Clinical = طِبّی
Psychologist = ماہر نفسیات
abufaraz Pakistan Local time: 03:32 Native speaker of: Urdu, Panjabi PRO pts in category: 8
Explanation: clinical psychology: Branch of psychology concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Clinical psychologists evaluate patients through interviews, observation, and psychological tests, and they apply current research findings and methodologies in making diagnoses and assigning treatments. They may provide psychotherapy but cannot prescribe medications. Most practictioners work in hospitals or clinics or in private practice, often in tandem with psychiatrists and social workers, treating mentally or physically disabled patients, prison inmates, drug and alcohol abusers, and geriatric patients, among others
Asghar Bhatti United States Local time: 17:32 Native speaker of: Urdu, Panjabi
Explanation: Most of the above translations are correct but none is being used practically in the society rather its transliteration is much common amongst the concerned circles. If the word is psychologist alone then its translation is much common but clinical psychologist is comparatively new term, so its translation is not that common yet.
Irshad Muhammad Pakistan Local time: 03:32 Native speaker of: Urdu PRO pts in category: 4