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may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. Please improve this article if you can. (May 2006) The Scientist-Practitioner model of Clinical Psychology traces its roots to the Boulder Conference on Graduate Education in Clinical Psychology (1949) held in Boulder, Colorado, USA. The conference developed a model of training and education leading to professional practice in which Clinical Psychologists adhere to scientific methods, procedures, and research in their day-to-day practice. Some (e.g., Francine Shapiro) have reframed the model as Clinical Psychologists as applied scientists.[citation needed] The goal of the training, educational model, and eventual practice is for Clinicians to use scientific methodology in their practice-decision; to work with clients using scientifically valid methods, tools, and techniques; to inform their clients of scientifically-based findings and approaches to their problems; and to conduct practice-based research. Core tenets of the Scientist-Practitioner model include: delivering psychological assessment (Psychological testing) and psychological intervention procedures in accordance with scientifically-based protocols; accessing and integrating scientific findings to inform healthcare decisions; framing and testing hypotheses that inform healthcare decisions; building and maintaining effective teamwork with other healthcare professionals that supports the delivery of scientist-practitioner contributions; research-based training and support to other health professions in the delivery of psychological care; contributing to practice-based research and development to improve the quality and effectiveness of psychological aspects of health care. from: http:// was last modified on 25 February 2008, at 23:46. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. (See Copyrights for details.) Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a U.SSome have questioned if is possible, in today's climate, to continue to expect practicing Clinical Psychologists to be able to adhere to the ideals and tenets of the Scientist-Practitioner model. Many clinicians find it difficult to complete their practical duties let alone conduct research (which often goes unfunded) or to remain up-to-date with cutting edge science. Those Clinical Psychologists who do adhere to a scientist-practitioner model of practice are likely to utilize techniques that have been scientifically validated through extensive research. It is widely accepted, for example, that cognitive-behavioral therapy is effective in treating a host of mental illnesses. [edit] Further reading

Hayes, Steven C., Barlow, David H., & Nelson-Gray, Rosemery O. The Scientist Practitioner Research and Accountability in the Age of Managed Care (Second Edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1999. 438pp. Soldz, Stephen, & McCullough, L. (Eds). Reconciling Empirical Knowledge and Clinical Experience: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 1999. 286pp. [edit] External links http://www.psychjourney.com/Science%20&%20Practitioner%20Gap.htm http://tcp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/31/5/497 http://www.uq.net.au/~zzbdick/dlitt/DLitt_P14scip.pdf Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ScientistPractitioner_Model_of_Clinical_Psychology" Categories: Clinical psychology Hidden categories: Cleanup from May 2006 | All pages needing cleanup | All articles with unsourced statements | Articles with unsourced statements since February 2007ViewsArticle Discussion Edit this page History Personal toolsLog in / create account Navigation Main Page Contents Featured content Current events Random article Interaction About Wikipedia Community portal Recent changes Contact Wikipedia Donate to Wikipedia Help Search Toolbox What links here Related changes Upload file Special pages Printable version Permanent link Cite this page This page was last modified on 25 February 2008, at 23:46. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. (See Copyrights for details.) Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit charity. Privacy policy About Wikipedia Disclaimers