Talk:Clinical psychology

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Former good article Clinical psychology was one of the Social sciences and society good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Another talk page archive. Left the GA discussion because someone really should tackle that project. —Ash(talk) 02:09, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

GA status[edit]

This article has been tagged for well over a month but still hasn't been cited, and still contains lists that amount to original research. Is anyone working on citing the article? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:25, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Tagged for almost six weeks, no response, delisted GA. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 07:43, 23 August 2008 (UTC)


Original Text:

Unlike the PhD, which is a third level academic degree, the MSW is considered a professional degree (a second level university degree) and is sufficient for basic licensure in most states. < ref >< /ref >

After a cursory review of the site indicated in the original link source, the closest I found to matching this statement is the following:

Can I obtain a license with a non-social work degree?
With a few exceptions, no. There are a few states that offer “associate” type licenses for people without social work degrees (check requirements in the online comparison guide), but those exceptions are extremely limited. For the most part, you must have a degree in social work (BSW or MSW) to obtain a social work license. < ref >< /ref >

suggesting a full rewrite on this, with the new link source. --Vorik111 (talk) 21:23, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Unfinished sentence?[edit]

What does "To date, medical psychologists may prescribe psychotropic medications in Guam, New Mexico, and Louisiana and military psychologists." mean? Is it meant to continue "... and military psychologists may prescribe <such-and-such>."? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:33, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

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Is there a reason why all references have to be to the Plante book?[edit]

There are other texts from authors with a wider research and clinical experience than Plante. Introduction to Clinical Psychology (6th ed) by Nietzel, Bernstein, Kramer and Milich is one example. Ajoykt (talk) 16:44, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

The Plante reference is one out of 89 references in the reference list, so your section header about "all references" seems rather bizarre. Some of the other 88 references, such Compas & Gotlib, are cited more often than the Plante reference. Your attempt to remove a published reference to a widely used text by a reputable publisher (now in its 3rd edition) without a clearly stated reason seems odd. It seems especially interesting in view of your recent proposal that the author's biopage on WP be merged into a separate topic. If the Neitzel et al citation has added value beyone the Plante citation (which isn't necessarily the case - books by committee are sometimes hard to read), it can be cited in addition. -- Presearch (talk) 17:40, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Misuse of sources[edit]

This article has been edited by a user who is known to have misused sources to unduly promote certain views (see WP:Jagged 85 cleanup). Examination of the sources used by this editor often reveals that the sources have been selectively interpreted or blatantly misrepresented, going beyond any reasonable interpretation of the authors' intent.

Please help by viewing the entry for this article shown at the page, and check the edits to ensure that any claims are valid, and that any references do in fact verify what is claimed.

I searched the page history, and found 4 edits by Jagged 85 (for example, see this edit). Tobby72 (talk) 16:10, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Clinical psychology/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Kaypoh (talk · contribs) 06:05, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Many citation needed tags.
  • Why a whole one paragraph section for salary and employment information? Find references and merge into larger section. Or remove.
  • Why a list of journals?
  • List in Professional practice section, convert to prose

Sorry I have to fail this. Add references, address content problems, then nominate again.

--Kaypoh (talk) 06:28, 21 January 2012 (UTC)