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Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Posted by Dek Rizky On April - 26 - 2009

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

What is clinical psychology?

  • A subfield of the large discipline of psychology
  • Conduct research on behavior and mental processes
  • Involvement in the assessment or measurement of the abilities and characteristics of individual human beings
  • Effort to help people who are psychologically distressed
  • Clinical attitude or clinical approach

The Activities of clinical psychologist

  • Assessment
  • Treatment
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Consultation
  • Administration
  • Distribution of clinical activities
  • Clients and their problems
  • Employment settings and salaries or clinical psychologists
  • Socio – cultural diversity among clinical psychologist

The Roots of clinical Psychology

  • The research tradition in psychology
  • Attention to individual differences
  • Changing conceptions of behavior disorder

Clinical psychology in the 21st Century

  • The challenges of health care reform
  • Trends toward integrated theories and interdisciplinary work
  • Specialization of clinical activity
  • The challenge of cultural diversity
  • The scientist – practitioner issue

Assessment in clinical psychology

  • Definition : the process of collectiong information to be used as the basis for informed decision by the assessor or by those to whom results are comunicated.
  • A process of solving problems ( answering question ) ( Maloney, & Ward, 1976 )

Reasons for psychological assessmen

  • Help answer specific question and aid in making relevant decisions ( Groth – Marnat, 2003 )
  • Commons reasons : Diagnosis, treatment planning, identifying functional status, self – control problems, History

A model for the assessment process

  • Cushman and Scherer ( 1995 ) :
  • Determine the information you need to answer the referent questions
  • Identify who is to be involved
  • Obtain informed consent and releases
  • Collect and examine medical records
  • Identify what is to be measured e.g cognitive function, mood and personality
  • Identify and select your measures
  • Administer your assessment. Modify as needed
  • Score measures; analyze and interpret results
  • Seek consultation if you are unable to make sense of the results
  • Write report
  • Provide feedback to client and other appropriate parties

2 Responses

  1. abdurrosyiid maidany Said,

    tolong beri info tentang lowongan pekerjaan buat tamatan sma d klinik psychologi, apakah bisa n syarat2nya apa aja, trims ya

    Posted on May 3rd, 2009 at 3:30 PM

  2. Dek Rizky Said,

    maaf ya mas, saya kurang tau tentang lowongan pekerjaan di clinical psikologi 🙂

    Posted on May 4th, 2009 at 3:58 AM

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