History and Overview

  • Michael Alessandri
  • Lynda A. Heiden
  • Melisa Dunbar-Welter


Clinical psychology has grown tremendously since 1896, the year Lightner Witmer founded the world’s first psychological clinic at the University of Pennsylvania (Reisman, 1976). While once associated merely with clinic-based evaluation and treatment of childhood learning problems, the field of clinical psychology has expanded into a wide range of client populations, clinical activities, and work settings.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Alessandri
    • 1
  • Lynda A. Heiden
    • 1
    • 2
  • Melisa Dunbar-Welter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologySan Jose State UniversitySan JoseUSA
  2. 2.Department of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsUniversity of California at San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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