Clinical Psychology

You are to provide a short essay in response to each item. Each essay will be worth 10 points. Grading will be on evidence of critical thinking and NOT a regurgitation of the textbook. There is no set length to each essay, however, as you review your work  think to yourself, “ You can use outside sources as well. Just cite them when needed. 1) Provide a definition for the field of clinical psychology. 2)Discuss the debate involving the field of clinical psychology as a science versus a practice. 3)What is meant by empiricism and discuss how this relates to the development of the field of clinical psychology. 4)There were three traditions that influenced the development of clinical psychology. Discuss what is meant by the clinical tradition and how this relates to the development of the field of clinical psychology as we know it today. 5)There have been decades of research concerning outcomes of psychotherapy. Discuss some of the client and therapist variables that are considered important to a good therapeutic relationship and ultimately better therapy outcomes.

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