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Intro to clinical psych CH 1
Terms in this set (23)
What are clinical psychologists interested in?
Behavior and mental processes
What does the field of clinical psychology involve?
The field of clinical psychology integrates science,theory, and practice to understand predict and alleviate maladjustment, disability and discomfort as well as to promote human adaptability, adjustment and personal development.
What personality variables are important for applicants to clinical psych programs? (p. 3)
Integrity, emotional stability, interest in people, and intellectual curiosity.
What does the term "mental health literacy" refer to? (p. 6)
The accurate understanding of psychological disorders and their treatments.
What are professionals in the categories of clinical, counseling and school psychology, social work, psychiatry, and psychiatric nursing considered? (p. 5-6)
Health service Providers
What are the major differences between clinical and counseling psychologists? (p. 6)
Clinical- located in psych dept and they assess and treat people with psychological disorders they focus on prevention diagnosis and treatment and research.
Counseling- can be located in other dept. earn psyD edD doctoral levels and deal with normal transitions.
What are examples of "alternative treatments?" (p.7)
aromatherapy- reflexology homepathy spritual healing
In which activities do licensed psychologists spend the greatest percentage of their time? (p. 8-9)
assessment treatment research teaching consultation administration.
What are some recent additions to the array of assessments available to psychologists? (p. 9)
computers can administer assessment items, analyse results, and generate entire written reports. Biological studies focusing on genetic, neurochemical, and hormonal and neurological factors in the brain.
Why do clinical psychology programs emphasize statistics and research courses and activities? (p. 10)
1. to be able to critically evaluate researc.
2. to supervise and evaluate research projects from students.
3. to evaluate the effectiveness of programs
4. to evaluate their own work.
What are two types of consultation in which it is common for clinical psychologists to participate? (p. 10)
case oriented and program or administration oriented.
What are the proportions of men/women in clinical psychology training programs and practice? (p. 13)
58% women 42% men
What has happened to the imbalance in diversity of clinical psychologists in recent years? (p. 13)
programs have been started to target the enrollment of ethnic minorities.
What is the Boulder Model? (p. 15
1949- scientist-practicianer model.
recommended that clinical psychologists be proficient in research and professional practice, earn a phd in psychology from a university based graduate program, and complete a supervised year long internship.
What is the Vail model? (p. 16)
1973-alternative training that placed less emphasis on scientific training and more on preparation for the delivery of clinical services. PsyD determined to be an appropriate degree. Training does not have to be just in universities.
On which model is the Psy.D. based? (p. 16)
the vail model
How has managed care impacted the field of clinical psychology? (p. 17)
Positive effect-stimulate research and emphasis on prevention. Makes clinicians have better measures on outcome.
At what level (national, state, municipal) are licensing requirements for clinical psychologists in the United States? (p. 3)
state and national
Do most states require continuing education for maintaining clinical psychology licensure? (p. 3)
Who makes up the largest group of mental health service providers? (p. 3)
What is the Ethical Code of conduct?
This provides guidelines for many areas of professional practice of psychology.
What is mental health literacy?
This is an accurate understanding of psychological disorders and their treatment
What are evidence-based practices?
These are interventions based on the best research currently available.
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