Clinical Psychology, Organizational Psychology and Ethics

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Clinical Psychology, Organizational Psychology and Ethics Katelyn Martin The University of Newcastle Abstract To practice as a registered psychologist there are several education and training requirements in Australia. The 4 + 2 pathway is the most popular and is accredited by the Australian Psychological Society and The Australian Accreditation Council. Although there are many branches of Psychology the two that this essay will focus on are Clinical Psychology and Organizational Psychology, both of which are represented by APS Colleges. The ethical Vignette toward the end is an example of what you could be faced with as a Clinical Psychologist while in the supervision section of becoming registered or even as a fully qualified and experienced psychologist. Clinical Psychologists are involved in research, teaching and supervision, program development and evaluation, consultation, public policy, professional practice, and other activities that promote psychological health in individuals, families, groups, and organizations. Their work can range from prevention and early intervention of minor problems of adjustment to dealing with the adjustment and maladjustment of individuals whose disturbance requires them to be hospitalized. Clinical Psychologists work directly with individuals at all developmental levels, infants to older adults, as well as groups for example families and organizations, using a wide range of assessment and intervention methods to promote positive mental health and to alleviate discomfort and maladjustment. Researchers study the theory and practice of Clinical Psychology, and through their publications, document their findings with assist the field. Consultants, Teachers, and Clinical Supervisors share the Clinical Psychology knowledge base with students, other professionals, and non-professionals. Clinical Psychologists also engage in

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