Clinical: Key Questions

What does the spec say?

One key question of relevance to today’s society, discussed as a contemporary issue for society rather than an academic argument.

Concepts, theories and/or research (as appropriate to the chosen key question) drawn from clinical psychology as used in this specification.

● How do different societies define mental health disorders?

● What are the issues surrounding mental health in the workplace?

Why are Native Amercians over-represented in mental health statistics?

Why do so many people who are homeless also have mental health problems?

What should people look out for when seeking professional help from a therapist or counsellor?

Practice Questions

  1. You will have learnt about a key question from clinical psychology that is relevant to today’s society. To what extent can your key question be explained using concepts, theories and/or research from clinical psychology. (20)

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