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Principle for the graduate instruction of doctoral clinical (or various other applied) psychology professionals in the US, which is designed to prep participants both to offer treatments and to carry out analysis on psychological health issues, basically combining both of these services in their specialized work by generating a laboratory of their practiced configurations and understanding their phenomena as well as the outcomes of their administrations methodically. The intent behind the design is to make sure that professionals promote the clinical progression of their subject. The instruction stresses analysis methods relevant to applied (therapeutic) settings. Also called: Boulder model.

SCIENTIST-PRACTITIONER MODEL: "The scientist-practitioner model emerged from a conference held in Boulder, Colorado, in 1949, which was sponsored by the U.S. Veterans Administration and the National Institute of Mental Health."

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