International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Clinical Psychology in Pakistan: Past, Present and Future
Zainab Fotowwat Zadeh. PhD

Abstract
The article reviews the past position and present status of clinical psychology in Pakistan with special reference to training and credential required for practice, the issue of regulatory body and statutory recognition of the subject. The paper also reflects the status of psychology in Pakistan in general with special reference to emergence of professional psychology in Pakistan. The subjects including stigma related to seeking help from mental health professionals or clinical psychologists, awareness related to services offered by clinical psychologist are discussed. Future developments and areas for growth have also been recommended in the light of arguments and analysis presented in the paper.

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