- Oxford Library of Psychology
- The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- A Prolegomenon to Clinical Psychology: Two 40-year Odysseys
- A History of Clinical Psychology
- Emerging Policy Issues for Psychology: A Key to the Future of the Profession
- Research Methods in Clinical Psychology
- Evidence-based Assessment
- Schools of Psychotherapy and the Beginnings of a Scientific Approach
- Evidence-based Practice in Clinical Psychology
- Training, Credentialing, and New Roles in Clinical Psychology: Emerging Trends
- The Role of Psychology in Emerging Federal Health-care Plans
- Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology
- Creating Public Health Policy: The Dissemination of Evidenced-based Psychological Interventions
- Interviewing and Case Formulation
- Diagnoses, Dimensions, and DSM-5
- The Anxiety-Depression Spectrum
- The Nature and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder and the Bipolar Spectrum
- Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
- Somatoform and Physical Disorders
- Trauma, Dissociation, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorders
- Sex and Gender Disorders
- Disorders of Impulse Control and Self-Harm
- The Spectrum of Personality Disorders
- Disorders of Development
- Cognitive Disorders in Adults
- Clinical Psychology Interventions in Primary Care
- Shifting Paradigms in Clinical Psychology: How Innovative Technologies Are Shaping Treatment Delivery
- Interventions in Forensic Settings: Juveniles in Residential Placement, Defendants in Drug Courts or Mental Health Courts, and Defendants in Forensic Hospitals as Incompetent to Stand Trial
- Clinical Neuropsychology
- Psychological Interventions in Health-care Settings
- Behavioral Interventions in Public Health Settings: Physical Activity, Weight Loss, and Smoking
- Behavioral Emergencies and Crises
- Clinical Interventions with Children and Adolescents: Current Status, Future Directions
- Couple Therapy: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings
- Interventions for Mental Health Problems in Later Life
- Working with Sexual-Minority Individuals
- Interventions with Culturally Diverse Populations
- The Future of Clinical Psychology: Promises, Perspectives, and Predictions
Abstract and Keywords
Involvement in the public policy process is essential to the continued growth of the profession of psychology. The authors posit that five dimensions of involvement in the policy process are fundamental to ensuring the success of advocacy efforts: patience, persistence, the establishment of effective partnerships, emphasizing interpersonal relationships in the policy process, and the adoption of a long-term perspective. These key mediators are described in the context of current major public policy issues affecting psychology: mental health legislation in general, prescriptive authority, provision of psychological services in community health centers, expansion of the available treatments for autistic spectrum disorders, and recasting psychology as a primary health-care delivery profession. The authors suggest that policy makers will value the contributions of psychology only insofar as they are convinced of the profession’s ability to improve the public weal.
Patrick H. DeLeon, Past President, American Psychological Association.
Mary Beth Kenkel, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, Florida Institute of Technology.
Jill M. Oliveira Gray, I Ola Lahui, Inc.
Morgan T. Sammons, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University.
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