What is Clinical Psychology Chap1

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What is Clinical Psychology? Chapter 1
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Definition of Clinical Psychology “The field of Clinical Psychology involves research, teaching, and services relevant to the applications of principles, methods, and procedures for understanding, predicting and alleviating intellectual, emotional, biological, psychological, social and behavioral maladjustment, disability and discomfort, applied to a wide range of client populations.” (Resnick, 1991)
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Definition of Clinical Psychology Activities Research Teachings Consultation Assessment Treatment administration Purpose Alleviate and prevent psychological distress and dysfunction To promote healthy development (physical, intellectual, emotional, and social)
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Develop questions Conduct Research Publish findings Use research To apply new treatments Evaluate outcomes to Develop new questions Desire to both understand human behavior and to help others in distress Clinical Attitude
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What does it take to be a psychologist? Like physicians, psychologists are core health care professionals Psychology is a legally regulated profession like dentistry, medicine, and law The are specialized criteria regarding: Education, Experience, Competence, and Character Note: As of 2005, almost 50% of APA members were
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course PSYC 436 taught by Professor Dr.andrealeiman during the Spring '10 term at Maryland.

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