is an integration of science, theory, and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development. Central to its practice are psychological assessment, clinical formulation, and psychotherapy, although clinical psychologists also engage in research, teaching, consultation, forensic testimony, and program development and administration. In many countries, clinical psychology is a regulated mental health profession.
The field is generally considered to have begun in 1896 with the opening of the first psychological clinic at the University of Pennsylvania by Lightner Witmer. In the first half of the 20th century, clinical psychology was focused on psychological assessment, with little attention given to treatment. ( From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )
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VIDEO : Day in the Life : Clinical Psychologist
0:27 How did you know that being a Clinical Psychologist is what you wanted to do? 0:57 What is a typical day and week for you? 2:14 What do you like and not like about your job? What are the pros and cons of this type of work? 3:01 Settings to apply psychology degree 4:40 Resources for students 5:39 Path and steps to becoming a Clinical Psychologist 7:38 Other things to know about this career 8:22 Self Care Tips 8:48 Personal Quote 9:11 General advice for young adults