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PSY480 University of Phoenix Examination of Clinical Psychology Paper

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Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you examine clinical psychology.

Address the following items:

  • Discuss the history and evolving nature of clinical psychology.
  • Explain the role of research and statistics in clinical psychology.
  • Discuss the differences between clinical psychology and other mental health professions, including social work, psychiatry, and school psychology.

Include a minimum of two sources from peer-reviewed publications.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Running head: EXAMINATION OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PAPER Examination of Clinical Psychology Paper Brandon A. King PSY 480 May 28, 2018 Stephany Lewis 1 EXAMINATION OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PAPER Examination of Clinical Psychology Paper Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you examine clinical psychology. Address the following items: • • • Discuss the history and evolving nature of clinical psychology. Explain the role of research and statistics in clinical psychology. Discuss the differences between clinical psychology and other mental health professions, including social work, psychiatry, and school psychology. Include a minimum of two sources from peer-reviewed publications. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. 2 ...
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Running head: EXAMINATION OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PAPER

Examination of Clinical Psychology Paper

Brandon A. King
PSY 480
May 28, 2018
Stephany Lewis

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EXAMINATION OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PAPER

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Examination of Clinical Psychology Paper


Discuss the history and evolving nature of clinical psychology.
The early interventions of the use of clinical psychology occurred in the 19 century.

However, there is need to note that earlier means to treat mental distress did not use the modern
form of evaluation and assessment. Early versions of what can be termed as clinical psychology
mainly utilized the use of magical, religious, and medical underpinnings to explain the
occurrence or help patients ease their mental distress (Benjamin, 2005). In the early 19 century is
where developed approaches to tackle mental distress using clinical psychology emerged.
Popular terms such as phrenology emerged during this period. Phrenology referred to the study
of the shape of the skull to help in explaining individuals’ behaviors or mental conditions.
However, this technique was not very successful in explaining all mental conditions as well as
help patient ease their mental suffering. Apart from that, another technique that emerged during
the same period is physiognomy (Barlow, 2010). This referred to the study of the shape of the
face to help in explaining the possible causes of the mental distress or problems. Another popular
mechanism at the time was called Mesmer’s. This referred to the treatment of mental conditions
and issues using magnets. The process was referred to as mesmerism. Apart from these
techniques, mental healing as applied by Phine...

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