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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|