Challenges for the scientist-practitioner model in contemporary clinical psychology


Richardson, T., 2009. Challenges for the scientist-practitioner model in contemporary clinical psychology. Psych-Talk, 62, pp. 20-26.

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    The scientist-practitioner model of clinical psychology is the most widely used model in doctoral training schemes throughout the Western world today. However, there are a number of controversies with its implementation into modern clinical practice. This paper discusses such issues, focusing on a number of key areas; controversies surrounding evidence-based practice, conflicts with idiographic approaches to treatment, discussions over whether clinical psychologists can be both scientist and practitioner, and possible alternative models.


    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsRichardson, T.
    Research CentresMental Health Research & Development Unit
    Publisher StatementRichardson-_Challenges_to_scientist-practitioner_model.pdf: Permission received with thanks from BPS Psych-Talk editor to make this version available. 5/4/2011
    ID Code12672


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