Clinical Psychology : Mental Illness, Emotional, And Behavioral Disorders

1027 WordsMar 28, 20175 Pages
Clinical Psychology is a branch of psychology that work with treating mental illness, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Psychologists work with patients that have disabilities such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and substance abuse. However, clinical psychology roles are well-suited to individuals with a strong work ethic who are able to show empathy while also being very oriented to solving problems. A Christian who is a clinical psychologist must choose whether to treat a patient according to the ways that a non-Christian does or the way a Christian psychologist does. Clinical psychology continues to be the largest specialty area within psychology around the world. “In US there is more clinical psychologist than any other…show more content…
Psychologist however will try to treat the client by giving them treatment that could possibly harm the client. For psychologists keeping their job is important. They will go the extra mile to find out what illegal information the client is keeping secret. There are two Bible verse that talk about the truth: “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). The other verse is, “I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6). God is the source of truth that shows us the right way in any situation that we are facing. When a client has information that is illegal it is important to psychologist, because they could lose their job over something that the client has given them. However, psychologists need to be integrated in both world perspectives on what “the good life” can be (Scott, Ann 2013). Psychologists deal with difficult situations in order to help a client to understand their problem. Clinical Psychologists face situations such as confidentiality with their patients. One situation that a therapist will go through is being careful of not discussing other client information with people. Christian and non-Christian therapists might handle this situation the same because it does not matter if you are Christian or non-Christian psychologist, you still need to keep client information safe. According to Jeffrey, “the limits of confidentiality is based on the behavior in question and the age of the patient”. This means that
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