2. Clinical Psychology


  1. Paul R. Martin2,
  2. Fanny M. Cheung BA PhD3,
  3. Michael C. Knowles MCom (Qld), PhD (Edin)4,
  4. Michael Kyrios5,
  5. J. Bruce Overmier6 and
  6. José M. Prieto7
  1. G. Terence Wilson BA (Hons)

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395150.ch2

IAAP Handbook of Applied Psychology

IAAP Handbook of Applied Psychology

How to Cite

Wilson, G. T. (2011) Clinical Psychology, in IAAP Handbook of Applied Psychology (eds P. R. Martin, F. M. Cheung, M. C. Knowles, M. Kyrios, J. B. Overmier and J. M. Prieto), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444395150.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

  2. 3

    Chinese University of Hong Kong

  3. 4

    Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

    Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

  5. 6

    University of Minnesota, USA

  6. 7

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Author Information

  1. Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405193313

Online ISBN: 9781444395150



  • clinical psychology - and the adult;
  • recent history and current status of clinical psychology - in North America and the United Kingdom;
  • World War II, and its aftermath - witnessing the end of the psychoanalytic hegemony of psychotherapy;
  • clinical psychologists, adapting their methodological expertise - in conducting research on different forms of psychotherapy;
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - behavior therapy, application of classical and operant conditioning principles to psychiatric disorders;
  • efficacy and effectiveness research - clinical research on CBT, into areas of treatment of clinical disorders;
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), by Klerman, Weissman, Rounsaville, & Chevron - IPT, a structured, manual-based treatment implemented on individual or group basis;
  • so-called golden age of clinical psychology in US - short-lived, confronted by internal and external forces;
  • mechanisms of therapy outcome - understanding mechanisms of change, how treatments achieve their effects;
  • treatment outcomes, enhanced - if we could match treatments to specific problems in particular patients


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Contemporary Trends: Clinical Practice

  • Future Developments

  • Concluding Comments

  • References