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Can you help provide an evaluation of the local clinical scientist model? Include in the benefits and challenges of implementing this model and, specifically, how one would address the challenges.

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The clinical scientist (CS) model suggests that clinical psychology is based only on scientifically, empirically validated research and/or practice. It includes adhering to systematic reviews of evidence-based practices from a scientific perspective. Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an interdisciplinary approach to clinical practice designed to offer practitioners and/or clinicians the best treatment intervention approaches. Evidence-based practices are based on the following objectives: (1) to develop scientific methods that are subjected to scientific scrutiny as opposed to uninformed opinions, and (2) best practices that are compatible with the American Psychological Association (APA) ethical guidelines (Langer & Langer, 2000).

The clinical Science model exists" as being explicitly defined against both the Scientist-Practitioner and Practitioner-Scholar models of training clinical psychologists" (Henrique, 2014). He points to a changed view of the clinical science model that ...

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This solution evaluates the clinical science model, as well as its challenges and benefits.