Special Issue "Clinical Psychology and Challenges of Current Uncertain Times in an Interdisciplinary Perspective"
A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 October 2023) | Viewed by 10717
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Thus far, the literature on clinical psychology has investigated the facets of psychological constructs of various types and scope of application. Nowadays, the theoretical framework in psychology appears to be fragmented: it fails to offer tools to the community that are effective and user-friendly in addressing the current challenges that increasingly prevail with great impact (pandemics, economic crises, wars, migration, population growth, etc.), and which may also question our survival.
Now, several disciplines have offered significant contributions to manage these challenges: think of chemistry and pharmacology, which have produced effective solutions in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, or computer science, which has developed algorithms to speed up the processing of increasingly voluminous databases.
On the contrary, can clinical psychology provide an equally concrete and effective contribution in supporting members of the human community to deal with the critical issues we experience on a daily basis, in a world that manifests itself as increasingly uncertain? How can studies in the field of psychology support the human community, generating methodologies and tools that can rule the uncertainty that characterizes our time, even while making use of the increasingly sophisticated technological support present in our lives?
Answering these questions requires clinical psychology to be increasingly precise and appropriate in its placement. Therefore, an increasingly dynamic and interdisciplinary approach is needed: one that produces useful and pragmatic answers, in which research and innovation, in collaboration with different disciplines, enable the maximization of the effectiveness of the solutions that the same clinical psychology can generate.
The path described above would increase the legitimacy of the service that clinical psychology can offer individuals and decision makers, as well as the human community itself; innovative tools and methodologies would increase the degree of its health and social cohesion, impacting the effectiveness of managing the uncertainties we are experiencing.
This Special Issue aims to involve all those professionals and researchers who see, in what has been described so far, the horizon for the development of clinical psychology. We invite all those who can offer measurement and evaluation tools, methodologies, and projects that can support individuals and groups in dealing with the uncertain current reality. Contributions in the interdisciplinary field are encouraged, with a high degree of innovation and expendability in everyday life contexts, for individuals, services, and institutions, and which generate useful and usable interfaces with technological support.
Dr. Gian Piero Turchi
Prof. Dr. Lydia Giménez-Llort
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- clinical psychology
- current challenges
- quality of life