Unified professional psychology: Implications for the Combined-Integrated model of doctoral training
Version of Record online: 20 AUG 2004
Copyright © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Special Issue: The Consensus Conference and Combined-Integrated Model of Doctoral Training in Professional Psychology (Part 2)
Volume 60, Issue 10, pages 1051–1063, October 2004
How to Cite
Henriques, G. R. and Sternberg, R. J. (2004), Unified professional psychology: Implications for the Combined-Integrated model of doctoral training. J. Clin. Psychol., 60: 1051–1063. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20034
- Issue online: 9 SEP 2004
- Version of Record online: 20 AUG 2004
The authors outline a new identity for the professional psychologist termed Unified Professional Psychology (UPP). UPP combines recent movements toward a unified psychological science, an independent professional psychology, and Combined-Integrated (C-I) doctoral training programs in psychology. The value in the synthesis of these ideas is that they (a) provide a comprehensive system of thought that defines the science and practice of psychology in a commensurable manner, (b) offer a clear identity for the professional psychologist, and (c) set the stage for a training model that develops competencies that will prepare graduates to serve as leaders and advocates in a wide array of health settings. Issues pertaining to why a new view is needed and how UPP specifies the science–practice relationship are addressed in detail. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol.