Doing clinical psychology research - What is interesting isn't always useful
At the Annual Conference in Bournemouth, Graham Davey gave his Presidential Address.
WHAT is clinical psychology research? Did you do a practical class in it during your undergraduate degree? The chances are that you didn’t. Is it a core content area of the curriculum? Usually not. The scientist-practitioner model of clinical psychology research is rarely encountered at undergraduate level, yet applied psychology generally and clinical psychology specifically represent some of the most common reasons that applicants give for wanting to take a psychology degree. The intense competition for postgraduate clinical training places in many countries, including the UK and the US, attests to the continued enthusiasm for this branch of psychology after graduation.
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