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The clinical psychologist as science-practitioner

Long, Clive Garry (1995)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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The scientist-practitioner model in clinical psychology is critically examined and illustrated by reference to applied research using archival data as well as survey, single-case and group design methodology. A definition of the scientist-practitioner as one who consumes and utilises research findings, and who may also undertake research is espoused and defended. It is argued that the scientist-practitioner model is an appropriate one for clinical training since, in providing practitioners with a scientific mentality, it allows for psychology's unique contribution. The realisation of the scientist-practitioner ideal, however, is dependent on psychologists embracing a wide range of alternative research methods, on post-graduate employment settings that support and internalise the model, and on a recognition by researchers that they have a responsibility for disseminating their findings through effective communication channels.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Hollin, Clive
School/Faculty:Faculties (to 1997) > Faculty of Science
Department:Department of Psychology
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Research forming this thesis is published in a number of articles, including Clive G. Long and Derek H. Smith (1985). Parental pressure for tonsillectomy: attitudes and knowledge of parents accompanying their children to an ear, nose and throat clinic. Psychological Medicine, 15, pp 689-693 doi: 10.1017/S003329170003155X Clive G. Long, Jenny Smith, Marie Midgley and Tony Cassidy Over-exercising in anorexic and normal samples: Behaviour and attitudes Journal of Mental Health 1993 2:4, 321-327 doi: 10.3109/09638239309016967 Clive Long, Smith Jennifer Treatment of Compulsive Over-exercising in Anorexia Nervosa: A Case Study Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 1990 Volume: 18 Start page:295 DOI: 10.1017/S0141347300010399 G. Bloxham, C. G. Long, N. Alderman, C. R. Hollin, The behavioral treatment of self-starvation and severe self-injury in a patient with borderline personality disorder, Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Volume 24, Issue 3, September 1993, Pages 261-267, ISSN 0005-7916, DOI: 10.1016/0005-7916(93)90030-Z. Long, C. G., Hinton, C. and Gillespie, N. K. (1994), Selective processing of food and body size words: Application of the stroop test with obese restrained eaters, anorexics, and normals. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 15: 279–283. doi: 10.1002/1098-108X(199404)15:3<279::AID-EAT2260150312>3.0.CO;2-2<279::AID-EAT2260150312>3.0.CO;2-2 Long, C. G. and Moore, J. R. (1979), PARENTAL EXPECTATIONS FOR THEIR EPILEPTIC CHILDREN. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 20: 299–312. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.1979.tb00516.x .x

Subjects:BF Psychology
Institution:University of Birmingham
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ID Code:1403
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