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Clinical Science Model

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.