Learning Objectives

  1. Summarize major contributions of early pioneers, such as William Tuke and Eli Todd, to mental health care from the 1700s to the late 1800s.
  2. Describe Lightner Witmer’s key contributions to the field of clinical psychology.
  3. Recount the development of key diagnostic systems for mental illness from the 1800s to present.
  4. Evaluate the process used to decide what will become a DSM disorder.
  5. Identify important people and psychological instruments in the history of intellectual and personality assessment.
  6. Explain the influence of war on the professional activities of clinical psychologists.
  7. Discuss the growth of clinical psychology in the United States from the early 1900s to present.