clinical psychology

noun

: a branch of psychology concerned with researching, diagnosing, assessing, and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral issues

Examples of clinical psychology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While this deception may result in tangible benefits—like disability funds or opioid medications the caregiver then abuses—the perpetrator’s primary motivation is typically attention, says Mary Sanders, a clinical psychology professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. Sarah Klein, TIME, 18 Apr. 2024 That dynamic hasn’t changed much, says Leonard Jason, a long time ME/CFS researcher and professor of clinical psychology at DePaul University who wrote the pre-pandemic funding study. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 15 Mar. 2024 Renee is a doctoral candidate studying clinical psychology Renee began working toward her Ph.D. at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in August 2020 and is set to complete the program in May 2025, according to her Linkedin page. Ilana Frost, Peoplemag, 6 Jan. 2024 This drive to better understand people led her to study psychology as an undergrad and go on to earn a PhD in clinical psychology, all the while continuing to do hair. Abbey Stone, Allure, 13 Dec. 2023 Aubrey’s sisters did not, however, follow in her acting footsteps — Natalie is a financial adviser and Renee is working toward her Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Ilana Frost, Peoplemag, 6 Jan. 2024 Talk to your children in an age-appropriate way about your feelings, says Jennie Hudson, a professor of clinical psychology at the University of New South Wales. Tanay Howard, Parents, 26 Nov. 2023 Ford's team includes Ph.D.s in clinical psychology and suicide researchers. Em Nguyen, ABC News, 12 Oct. 2023 The idea has been influential in clinical psychology. Ingrid Wickelgren, Scientific American, 20 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of clinical psychology was in 1861

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“Clinical psychology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clinical%20psychology. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

clinical psychology

noun
: a branch of psychology concerned with researching, diagnosing, assessing, and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral issues
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