Hickling, Frederick W.; Matthies, Brigitte K.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Training Clinical Psychologists at the University of the West Indies
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
The role of clinical psychology is commonly confused with psychiatry as the role of clinical psychology is not clear. There has been a growth in the need for professional persons to address mental health issues. The increase in crime, homicide, suicide, domestic violence etc. all requires professional psychological attention. In addressing these issues the University of the West Indies offered for the first time, after a failed attempt in the 1980's. a MSc in Clinical Psychology for the academic year 2001-2002 and the launching of a PhD in Clinical Psychology for 2002-2003. Both programmes are offered jointly by collaboration between the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry in the Faculty of Mecial Sciences and the Psychology Unit, Department of Sociology, Psychology, and Social Work in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Mona, Jamaica.....