Asked by Kelsey Krupnik on Feb 29, 2024



In many ways, the scientist-practitioner gap centers around which of the following questions?

A) Can the effectiveness of psychotherapy be studied scientifically?
B) Should therapists be allowed to use their patients in scientific experiments?
C) Should psychology researchers all be required to be trained as therapists?
D) Should therapists be required to use a control group when treating patients?

Scientist-practitioner Gap

The divide between academic research in psychology and its practical application in clinical settings.


A general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other mental health provider, involving a variety of techniques designed to improve the mental health of a client, or to improve group relationships (as in family therapy).

  • Understand the value of empirical investigation in determining the effectiveness of treatment methods.

Verified Answer

Bederia Freeman

Feb 29, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
The scientist-practitioner gap primarily involves the question of whether psychotherapy can be studied scientifically, as many therapists argue that the subjective experience of therapy cannot be quantified or measured in the same way as other scientific phenomena.