Author: Michel Hersen
Series: Comprehensive Clinical Psychology
Clinical psychology emerged as a recognizable profession at different times in different countries. In
the United Kingdom the formation of the National Health Service (NHS) in 1948 provided
considerable impetus to the development of the profession. The development of behavior therapy led
to clinical psychologists developing a therapeutic role, in addition to their established role in
psychological assessment, and in the 1960s they became recognized clinical practitioners in their own
right. In the Nordic countries clinical psychology also developed in the 1940s and early 1950s.
Clinical psychology progressed through broad phases, as in the United Kingdom, with a phase
focusing on diagnostic examination and testing of individual patients, a phase focusing on therapeutic
work involving mainly psychotherapy, and a phase focusing on indirect work with other professional
groups through techniques such as consultation and training. In Spain, clinical psychology has a
shorter history and is generally acknowledged to have emerged in the 1970s, whereas in Italy and
Greece it emerged in the 1960s.
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