Challenges for the scientist-practitioner model in contemporary clinical psychology

Tom Richardson

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-26
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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