Week 7 assignment | PSYC 8002L – Foundations for Graduate Study in Clinical Psychology | Walden University

Differentiate among the professional psychology specializations (clinical, counseling, and school) in terms of philosophy, topic areas, and settings.

Select five major events/milestones in the development of clinical psychology. Develop a chronological timeline detailing the events/milestones you chose and their significance to the profession of clinical psychology.

Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.


Benjamin, L.T., Jr. (2005). A history of Clinical Psychology as a profession in America (and a glimpse at its future). Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 1, 1–30. 

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Benjamin, L. T., Jr. & Baker, D. B. (2000). Boulder at 50: Introduction to the section. American Psychologist, 55(2), 233–236.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Buchanan, T. (2002). Historically grounding the practice of psychology: Implications for professional training. History of Psychology, 5(3), 240–248.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Chang, K., Ling Lee, I., Hargreaves, T. A. (2008). Scientist versus practitioner—An abridged meta-analysis of the changing role of psychologists. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 21(3), 267-291.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Cherry, D. K., Messenger, L. C., & Jacoby, A. M. (2000). An examination of training model outcomes in clinical psychology programs. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 31(5), 562-568.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Peterson, D. R. (2000). Scientist-practitioner or scientific practitioner? American Psychologist, 55(2), 252-253.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Roger, P. R., & Stone, G. (n.d.) Counseling vs. clinical. Retrieved March 5, 2010 from http://www.div17.org/about/what-is-counseling-psychology/counseling-vs-clinical/

Article: Routh, D. K. (2000). Clinical psychology training: A history of ideas and practices prior to 1946. American Psychologist, 55(2), 236-241.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Society of Clinical Psychology. (n.d.). About clinical psychology. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/action/science/clinical/index

Stricker, G. & Trierweiler, S. J. (2006). The local clinical scientist: A bridge between science and practice. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 5(1), 37-46.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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