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p. 906. Current agreements and debateslocked

  • Susan Llewelyn
  •  and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

Abstract

Clinical psychologists are often criticized for not stating their views firmly or clearly enough. ‘Current agreements and debates’ examines what most in the field accept as true as well as what is considered controversial in clinical psychology. The core principles that clinical psychologists generally agree on are the causes of mental health problems; how the mind works; what helps people change; and how psychological interventions can help people make these changes. Three controversial areas that clinical psychologists disagree about are: how reflective should clinical psychologists be—should they have to undergo their own personal therapy? Can clinical psychologists really claim to be scientists? In practice, what should clinical psychologists focus their efforts on?

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