Clinical and Counselling Psychology Name Institutional affiliation Introduction Psychological research is a broad topic that incorporates different fields when it comes to the medical profession. Psychological analysis is the study performed by psychologists to examine and analyze the behaviors and experiences of an individual or a particular group of people. Most of the times the research addresses various issues including assessment clinical work and prevention. It is the critical point in trying to treat and eliminate psychological effects experienced by different people. When people are faced with psychological problems some seek professional people to talk to while other people choose to explore an option of mental illness from different health institution (Geerlings Thompson & Lundberg 2014). Hence psychology offers two primary options to problems related to it: clinical psychology and counseling psychology. Clinical psychology mainly focuses on the mental health problems in people while counseling psychology provides patients with transforming the profession of psychology. The Counseling Psychologist 35(4) 594-604. McAleavey A. A. Nordberg S. S. Hayes J. A. Castonguay L. G. Locke B. D. & Lockard A. J. (2012). Clinical validity of the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms-62 (CCAPS-62): Further evaluation and clinical applications. Journal of Counseling Psychology 59(4) 575. Rivera-Mosquera E. Dowd E. T. & Mitchell-Blanks M. (2007). Prevention activities in professional psychology: A reaction to the prevention guidelines. The Counseling Psychologist 35(4) 586-593. Romaioli D. & Faccio E. (2012). When therapists do not know what to do: informal types of eclecticism in psychotherapy. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology Process and Outcome 15(1) 10-21. Ryder A. G. Ban L. M. & Chentsova‐Dutton Y. E. (2011). Towards a cultural–clinical psychology. Social and Personality Psychology Compass 5(12) 960-975. Geerlings L. R. Thompson C. L. & Lundberg A. (2014). Psychology and culture: Exploring clinical psychology in Australia and the Malay Archipelago. Journal of Tropical Psychology 4. [...]
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read the Ryder, Ban, & Chentsova-Dutton (2011) “Towards a Cultural-Clinical Psychology,” American Psychological Association (2014) “Guidelines for Prevention in Psychology,” Hage, et al. (2007) “Walking the Talk: Implementing the Prevention Guidelines and Transforming the Profession of Psychology,” and Rivera-Mosquera, et al. (2007) “Prevention Activities in Professional Psychology: A Reaction to the Prevention Guidelines” articles. Clinical and counseling psychology is a dynamic field that is constantly evolving and striving toward better treatment options and modalities. In this literature review, you will explore and integrate psychological research into a literature review, addressing current trends in three major areas of clinical and counseling psychology: assessment, clinical work, and prevention. In your review, include the following headings, and address the required content. Assessment Support this section with information from the Ryder et al. (2011) article “Towards a Cultural-Clinical Psychology” and at least one additional peer-reviewed article from the Ashford University Library. Compare the assessments currently in use by clinical and counseling psychologists. Explain the trend towards cultural-clinical psychology and the suitability of clinical assessments with diverse clients. Clinical work Support this section using a minimum of three peer-reviewed articles from the Ashford University Library. The recommended articles for this week may be useful in generating your response. Compare and contrast technical eclecticism, assimilative integration and theoretical integration. Provide a historical context and identify the major theorists for each perspective. Assess the trends in psychotherapy integration. List three pros and cons for each perspective, sharing which perspective most closely aligns with your own. Analyze the major trends in psychology and explain the connection between evidenced-based practices and psychotherapy integration. Prevention Review the “Guidelines for Prevention in Psychology” (American Psychological Association, 2014), and support this section with information from the Hage, et al. (2007) “Walking the Talk: Implementing the Prevention Guidelines and Transforming the Profession of Psychology,” and Rivera-Mosquera, et al. (2007) “Prevention Activities in Professional Psychology: A Reaction to the Prevention Guidelines” articles. Describe general prevention strategies implemented by clinical and counseling psychologists at the micro, meso, exo, and macro levels. The Literature Review Must be 7 to 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Must include a separate title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must use at least seven peer-reviewed sources in addition to the course text. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.