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May 5, 1951

Training in Clinical Psychology

JAMA. 1951;146(1):74. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670010078038

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This book concerns problems of the training of clinical psychologists. It includes a consideration of goals, methods and therapeutic practices of that profession. Training methods involve the attempt to correlate concurrently both the theoretical and applied aspects of psychology in a thoroughly interrelated manner.

An introduction describing today's problem is presented by Robert H. Felix, M.D., director, National Institute of Mental Health. The book mentions present society's need for increased numbers of trained psychologists and describes the several professional levels of training. A "core curriculum" for training in clinical psychology is given, which has the stated goals of teaching content, developing skills, inculcating attitudes and organizing material in a manner wherein diagnostic and therapeutic techniques will be integrated with current theories of personality and behavior.

This book should be of particular value to beginning students in the field of clinical psychology for presentation of an over-all picture. For those involved

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