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clinical psychology

the branch of psychology dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of personality and behavioral disorders.
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clinical psychologist, noun Unabridged
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  • During the past three decades, clinical psychology and its less formal cousin, counseling, have also undergone noticeable change.

  • In that time, psychiatry, clinical psychology, and counseling have changed a good deal.

  • He was entirely devoid of patients, and was living on the anticipated gains of a great work on clinical psychology.

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British Dictionary definitions for clinical psychology

clinical psychology

the branch of psychology that studies and treats mental illness and mental retardation
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clinical psychology in Medicine

clinical psychology n.
The branch of psychology that studies and treats emotional or behavioral disorders.

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clinical psychology in Science
clinical psychology
See under psychology.
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