chapter  1
Being a Clinical Psychologist
Pages 16

The authors of this textbook strongly identify with the profession of clinical psychology and have been ardent defenders of the idea that it is a distinct profession. The objective of this chapter is to circumscribe the profession, make it come alive, and get you as excited as we are about our profession even after decades of practice. The learning objectives for this chapter are:

■ An appreciation of diverse problems that clinical psychologists face, the actual work that is being done, and the expertise needed to do this work competently.