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Exploring the trainees' view of a socio-political approach within UK clinical psychology

Type: Article
Year: 2007
Title: Exploring the trainees' view of a socio-political approach within UK clinical psychology
Author(s): Thompson, M.
Outlet: Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology
Abstract Summary: This paper aims to provide preliminary insights into the relationship between clinical psychology and a socio-political approach known as Critical Community Psychology (CCP). Methodologically, it uses statements about CCP as stimulus material, and utilizes both quantitative and qualitative exploratory techniques, to survey the opinions of 354 UK trainee clinical psychologists. Participants' ratings of the stimulus material and their qualitative comments reveal many positive endorsements of the socio-political approach. However, themes from the qualitative data raise questions about how socio-political ideas can be incorporated into clinical practice and highlight uncertainty over the relationship between clinical psychology and politics.
Keyword(s): clinical psychology; socio-political; critical community psychology
Reference: Thompson, M. (2007). Exploring the trainees' view of a socio-political approach within UK clinical psychology. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 17, 67-83. doi: 10.1002/casp.878
Online Access: Download final manuscript here
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For a related paper, presented in 2005, about the statements relating to critical community psychology click here
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