PSY 480 Week 1 DQ 3

PSY 480 Week 1 DQ 3

PSY 480 Week 1 DQ 3

Identify at least one contributor to each of the four theoretical approaches in clinical psychology, along with his or her specific theories or views about human behavior. Which of the four approaches do you find most interesting? Explain your response.What significant events contributed to the evolving nature of clinical psychology in recent times? Whom do you identify as major contributors to the discipline? What are those contributions?


Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you examine clinical psychology.
Address the following items:

Discuss the history and evolving nature of clinical psychology.
Explain the role of research and statistics in clinical psychology.
Discuss the differences between clinical psychology and other mental health professions, including social work, psychiatry, and school psychology.

Include a minimum of two sources from peer-reviewed publications.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Does psychotherapy work for all disorders listed in the DSM-IV? Identify the disorders that outcome research suggests have the best success rate.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word analysis of your selected case, in which you demonstrate an application of clinical psychology in a real-world situation.
Address the following items:

Provide a brief overview of your selected case.
Discuss the biological, psychological, and social factors involved in your selected case.
Use your selected case study to explain which interventions would be appropriate in the field of clinical psychology. For each intervention you select, provide the following:

The rationale for selecting the intervention
What would be done
Who would be involved
In what setting the intervention would occur
Which area the intervention is targeting, such as biological, psychological, or social factors

Use information from at least three peer-reviewed publications to support your points.
Format your analysis consistent with APA guidelines, including a reference page.
Case Study: The Kaplans Experience a Family Death and a Suicide Attempt in the Family (Family Therapy)