Closing the gaps: developmental psychopathology as a training model for clinical child psychology.

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Journal Article

Espouses developmental psychopathology as a framework for training our future leaders due to its emphasis on an ecological, transactional lifespan perspective, as well as interdisciplinary bridging and policy focus. This perspective, used as a framework for questioning and thinking about the complex interplay of psychological and social phenomena, provides a method for closing the gaps in training future psychologists as it allows for the development of niche expertise under an umbrella of the broader, ecological perspective. In an increasingly complex world of shrinking mental health dollars and growing severity of mental health problems for families and youth, clinical psychologists are needed more than ever to solve social problems. The current training paradigms in clinical child psychology programs need redirection and clarification for future psychologists to contribute meaningfully to science, practice, and policy. This article provides background in the history and influence of the developmental psychopathology perspective, as well as future implications for doctoral training programs in clinical psychology.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • van Eys, PP; Dodge, KA

Published Date

  • December 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 467 - 475

PubMed ID

  • 10587896

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10587896

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0047-228X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1207/s15374424jccp2804_5

Language

  • eng