In Switzerland, PSYCHOLOGISTS are professionals who have completed at least master's level studies in psychology. It enables them to work in any field where scientific knowledge about human behaviour is necessary. Only some of them are also psychotherapists thanks to years of additional certified training in psychotherapy: they are called FSP psychologists -psychotherapists.

FSP certified psychologists-psychotherapists are reimbursed by complementary medical insurances if the therapy is prescribed by a medical doctor.

In Switzerland, it is the FSP (Swiss Federation of Psychologists) which controls this as well as the canton’s association of psychologists and the canton’s Health Department.