I need an explanation for this Psychology question to help me study.
Please read the following chapters in your text:
Chapter 1: “Clinical Psychology”
Chapter 2: “Evolution of Clinical Psychology”
Chapter 11: “General Issues in Psychotherapy”
Chapter 15: “Cognitive Psychotherapy”
Development of the Field
When Lightner Witmer originally defined clinical psychology, he talked about it as a discipline with similarities to medicine, education, and sociology. He did not even mention psychotherapy. Yet that is a main focus today.
Please respond to the following:
Using the reading material as your main source, discuss what factors have contributed to the rise in prominence of psychotherapy?
What are the most important ways that psychology has an impact in people’s lives today?
Be sure to use in-text citations and references when citing the text or other resources. For information on APA, please visit the Academic Tools area of your course.
Textbook-Pomerantz, A. M. (2013). Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Culture: DSM-5 Update.