Clinical psychologists have done specialist training in clinical psychology, through a master’s or doctoral degree and at least 2 years' practical training in that specialty area.
Psychologists have often done training in other specialties such as Forensic, Counselling, or Health Psychology. Psychologists have trained through a combination of a university degree and practical experience. Some psychologists may also be early in their career, having studied a master’s degree but not yet had 2 years’ experience in the field. In this case, they might be completing a registrar program to become a specialist.
Provisional psychologists are people undertaking their training in psychology. They do not yet have enough experience or training to call themselves a psychologist and they are in a program where they are doing that training, such as master’s students.