22 Education, Training, Licensing, and Credentialing in Clinical Psychology
III. PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
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Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition
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Hall, J. E. and Altmaier, E. M. 2012. Education, Training, Licensing, and Credentialing in Clinical Psychology. Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 8:III:22.
- Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
This chapter summarizes the current status of doctoral education, practica, internship, and postdoctoral training of clinical psychologists (broadly defined) in the United States and Canada. For comparison, brief information is also provided on the education and training of psychologists in the European Union and Latin America. A summary of the developmental history of the profession of psychology in the United States, including specialization, provides a context for understanding the quality assurance mechanisms for programs and the two models of training: PhD and PsyD. This chapter presents the differences in accreditation between the United States and Canada, and contrasts accreditation with designation mechanisms in professional psychology. The requirements for licensure are summarized for the United States and Canada, including the importance of mobility, followed by a summary of the main credentialing organizations in professional psychology. Finally, this overview informs the reader on the responsibility that licensure and national credentialing organizations share in holding the profession accountable to the public it serves.
- doctoral training;