ERIC Number: ED035896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Clinical Psychology: A Research and Development Model.
The purpose of this paper is to present a clinical research and development (R and D) model along with the rationale for its implementation and a sample training program for clinical psychologists. Although it may be possible to correct some problems by a clearer restatement of the scientist-professional model, a new model of clinical R and D has distinct advantages in the spectrum of psychological activities and role models. The clinical R and D model does not propose that the basic scientist and the applied professional be merged into a single person who has the option of performing either or both functions. It rather proposes that they not be combined, but that a specific role be created for a third person between the two extremes. Without the development and support of a man-in-the-middle both ends of the continuum may suffer as clinical psychologists come to regard research as only a task to be engaged in to satisfy a particular image or role, and professional practice would serve to generate frustrations at not having more effective tools available. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C., August 31--September 4, 1969