Korean Clinical Psychology Association
[ Original Article ]
Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology - Vol. 39, No. 4, pp.296-299
ISSN: 1229-0335 (Print) 2733-4538 (Online)
Print publication date 30 Nov 2020
Received 30 Oct 2020 Accepted 31 Oct 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15842/kjcp.2020.39.4.004

Post–COVID-19 시대 임상심리학자의 대응: 경험과 근거에 기반한 시사점과 제안

서울여자대학교 특수치료전문대학원 심리치료학과
Introduction to the Special Issue Post–COVID-19 Response of Clinical Psychologists: Experience- and Evidence-Based Implications and Recommendations
Hyunjoo Song
Department of Psychotherapy, Graduate School of Professional Therapeutic Technology, Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

Correspondence to: Correspondence to Hyunjoo Song, Department of Psychotherapy, Graduate School of Professional Therapeutic Technology, Seoul Women’s University, 621 Hwarang-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul, Korea; E-mail: jayoo1004@hanmail.net

© 2020 Korean Clinical Psychology Association


COVID-19는 우리로 하여금 다양한 측면에서 엄청난 변화에 대처할 것으로 요구하고 있다. 한국의 임상심리학자로서 우리는 임상가이면서 동시에 과학자로서 작금의 혁명적 변화에 시기적절하고 효과적으로 대응해야 하는 책임과 소명이 주어져 있다. 이러한 맥락에서 한국임상심리학회지 Post–COVID-19 시대 임상심리학자의 대응 특별호는 현재 한국임상심리학자들의 현주소를 정확하게 진단하고 앞으로 나아갈 방향을 제시하는데 기여하고자 기획되었다. 각 분야에서 많은 경험을 축적한 한국임상심리학회원이 공동체, 디지털표현형과 디지털 치료제, COVID-19 환경 속 대한민국 국민의 심리건강 현황조사, 효과적인 위기개입을 위한 접근과 활동, 장애인 공동체의 COVID-19 경험과 향후 방향성을 주제로 총 6편의 논문을 기고하였고 마지막으로 2020년 한국임상심리학회 포스트코로나위원회에서 작성한 ‘한국임상심리학회 Post–COVID-19 발전 로드맵’ 보고서가 함께 포함되었다. 금번 특별호는 한국임상심리학회가 Post–COVID-19 시대의 핵심적인 전문가 집단으로 역할을 감당하는데 중요한 자료로 기여할 것이다.


This article is an introduction to the special section of the Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology on the Post–COVID-19 response of clinical psychologists. COVID-19 is pushing us to respond to dramatic changes in multiple aspects of necessary life. In particular, as Korean clinical psychologists, we bear a strong public responsibility as clinicians and researchers to cope efficiently and in a timely fashion in facing this rapidly evolving environment. In this context, the Special Issue of Clinical Psychologists’ Response to Post–COVID-19 in the Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology was planned to contribute to an accurate summation of the current activities of Korean clinical psychologists and to offer suggestions for the future. The present special issue of the Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology includes six articles focusing on our communities, digital phenotyping and digital therapeutics, the psychological impact of COVID-19, effective crisis intervention, and disability-inclusive community resilience. The articles were drafted by experienced Korean clinical psychologists. In addition, the report of the Post- Corona19 Committee, “Post-Corona19 Roadmap of the Korean Clinical Psychology Association,” provides an overview of the workings of the committee. It is expected that the current special issue will be a valuable resource within and outside the Korean Clinical Psychology Association and confirm our status as a crucial professional group during and following the COVID- 19 pandemic period.


COVID-19, Korean Clinical Psychology Association, community, digital phenotyping and digital therapeutics, psychological impact, crisis intervention, disability, Republic of Korea


COVID-19, 한국임상심리학회, 공동체, 디지털표현형과 디지털치료제, 심리적 영향, 위기개입, 장애인, 대한민국

Author contributions statement

HJS, Professor in the Department of Psychotherapy, Graduate School of Professional Therapeutic Technology at Seoul Women's University drafted and revised the manuscript.


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