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Clinical psychology is a field of study concerned with understanding, preventing, and relieving psychological distress as well as promoting subjective well-being.

The field of clinical psychology integrates science and practice to provide evidence-based assessment and treatment of psychologically-based mental disorders and dysfunction.
As of 2013, the division of clinical psychology has approximately 4,500 members, 12 regional associations, and 13 research associations. Members of the division are active in research, teaching, consulting, or clinical practice across the nation.

At present, approximately 900 members have acquired the certificate of ‘ClinicalPsychologist’ authorized by the Korean Psychological Association, and approximately 2,200 members have acquired the certificate of ‘MentalHealthPsychologist(Class1and 2) ’ authorized by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

In the past, licensed clinical psychologists in Korea mostly worked in medical or academic settings, but during the past decades an increasing number of clinical psychologists works in diverse settings beyond hospitals or universities, including private practice, government-supported mental health institutions, national institutions, or industry. The division of clinical psychology publishes ‘the Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology’, a quarterly journal in the field of clinical psychology.

Bi-annual academic conventions are held in spring and fall. Conference meetings have flourished by diverse topics of symposiums, workshops, and case conferences for the purpose of professional training for experts and trainees.