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Clinical Psychology, Graduate Training in

  1. Frank L. Collins Jr.,
  2. Jennifer L. Callahan

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0185

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Collins, F. L. and Callahan, J. L. 2010. Clinical Psychology, Graduate Training in. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

Author Information

  1. University of North Texas

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Graduate training in clinical psychology is based on the science of psychology. To that end, all programs provide education in the broad and general foundational areas of psychology, which include the social, biological, cognitive, and affective aspects of behavior as well as human development. Specific training in the area of clinical psychology centers on diagnosing and defining problems through psychological assessment and measurement, implementing intervention strategies, providing consultation and supervision, and evaluating the efficacy of interventions.