The Development in Clinical Judgement in Beginning Graduate Students

Gabriel, Molly, Barry Dauphin, and Judy McCown


Clinical judgment is often considered a fundamental staple of clinical psychology.  Given the knowledge that clinical judgment changes so little over the course of one’s professional career, the emphasis is placed on understanding how clinical judgment develops, what factors are first learned, as well beginning to recognize the timeline involved in the development of clinical judgment (Spengler et al’s, 2009).  This research project seeks to understand whether and how clinical judgment can change over the course of one semester for beginning graduate students. 


Poster presented to the annual Convention of the American Psychological Association August 5, 2011, Washington, D.C.