1 - History

1 - History - History 1/10/2007 4:58:00 PM What is Clinical...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
History 10/01/2007 19:58:00 What is Clinical Psychology? The science  of understanding treating and preventing mental health problems  and their associated effects. o Based on scientific research. More recently, includes the treatment and prevention of physical disease and  the behavioral and psychological factors associated with medical conditions o An evolving discipline. How is it different from other disciplines in psychology? Devoted to the  generation  of new information through  scientific  means AND  the  application  of this knowledge for the pupose of understanding and  improving the mental nad physical well-being and an  individual  or groups of  individuals o Learn new things and apply it to improve lives. Emphasis is on  assessment , treatment, and prevention of psychopathology. Study of humans and human behavior. o Focuses on the individual. Counseling psychology vs. Clinical psychology. o Counseling has historically based on everyday problems, not mental  illness (pathology). o Typically work in schools or counseling centers. o Clinical: hospitals, clinics, private practice. o Over time the two disciplines have overlapped a lot. o Counseling psychology are often in the department of education  versus clinical in the department of psychology. What does it take to become a clinical psychologist?
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Graduate school. o Typically in 4 years. Thesis/dissertation o An independent research project that shows that one can scientifically  contribute something new to the field. Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree (doctorate in psychology) One-year clinical internship o After coursework and dissertation. One-year supervised postdoctoral training. Some people do a postdoctoral fellowship for specialized training. State licensing exams.  o More of a legal formality.  Who else does similar work? Psychiatrist
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course PSYC 361 taught by Professor Lau during the Spring '07 term at USC.

Page1 / 7

1 - History - History 1/10/2007 4:58:00 PM What is Clinical...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online