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When we begin to consider the knowledge base of clinical psychology in Britain, the issues become yet more complex. We are confronted with the differing agendas of the clinicians and their academic colleagues, boundary disputes between clinical psychology and other mental health professions (particularly psychiatry), and attempts by the profession to market itself successfully without giving psychology away (Rose, 1996). Before proceeding further in our examination of clinical psychology, we will first establish a context for our discussion by examining the relationship between knowledge and the professions.
For this reason, the hospital’s name is sometimes used synonymously with that of the Institute. qxd 3/12/04 7:21 PM Page 24 2 THE KNOWLEDGE BASE OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY In the previous chapter we traced the evolution of British psychology and argued that the knowledge base of the discipline has always been contested. Like other branches of the social sciences, such as anthropology and sociology, psychology embraces a wide range of theoretical and methodological positions. However, as we have already shown, the dominant orthodoxy in British psychology is positivist and empiricist.
In reality, it often takes longer, as individuals may continue gaining work experience for two or three years (sometimes more) while they reapply for clinical training. For many years there have been substantially more applicants than training places: hence the delays introduced by this bottleneck. We will return to this problem below, since the dearth of training places has been the catalyst for recent proposals to restructure clinical training in Britain. First, however, we will consider how this protracted passage through training is experienced by aspiring clinical psychologists.
A Short Introduction to Clinical Psychology (Short Introductions to the Therapy Professions) by Ms Katherine Cheshire, Professor David Pilgrim