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By Luciano L'Abate

This ebook demonstrates how medical psychology and psychotherapy practices might achieve a systematic point supplied they alter the 3 uncomplicated paradigms that experience managed these practices within the final century. those 3, now outmoded, paradigms, are: (1) one-on-one (2) own contacts (3) via speak. those paradigms have served good some time past yet they're no much less useful within the present digitally targeted world.

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One could argue just as well that there are as many schools of psychotherapy as there are practicing psychotherapists. Some clinical psychologists have built on their past scientific training to evaluate the helpfulness of psychotherapy, becoming the main researchers of the outcome of f2f tb psychotherapy (Whipple & Lambert, 2011). Some have also pioneered and emphasized empirically based interventions. Here is where the scientific training clinical psychologists received paid off. However, this research function has been subsidized by grants from the federal government and private charitable foundations taking place within most clinical psychology training programs.

230) play therapy and expanded to structured enrichment programs for couples and families and eventually to interactive practice exercises for functional and dysfunctional individuals (children, youth, and adults), couples, and families. Graduate students were trained and supervised by a doctorate-level, board-level diplomate (L’Abate, 2008c). The structured, programmed nature of these practice exercises implies that they can be administered by master-level para- or semi-professionals under supervision of doctorate-level professionals.

Consequently, I have maintained for quite some time (L’Abate, 1994, pp. 11–212; 2002, p. 230; 2007, p. 7) that, at least in mental health, we need to distinguish among mechanical, technical, paraprofessional, semiprofessional, and professional skills to produce a hierarchy of personnel to increase the effectiveness of the clinical psychology profession, as discussed in Chap. 7. The f2f tb 1on1 practices left over from the last century are no longer sufficient to cope with the increasing mental health problems facing our nation and our profession.

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