ERIC Number: ED046017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-6
Reference Count: 0
Tradition and Innovation in the Training of Clinical Child Psychologists.
Rie, Herbert E.
This paper discusses tradition and innovation in the training of clinical child psychologists. Since prevention is receiving increasing emphasis, psychologists need thorough training in the developmental psychology of both infancy and early childhood. Secondly, the training of paraprofessionals is of great current interest, and perhaps graduate students could be utilized effectively in this role. Thirdly, with the increased use of consultants comes the concern that consultants will be inadequately trained in the area about which they are consulting, and over trained in the art of consulting. Fourthly, research and its place needs a reorientation. Child psychology should stop emphasizing the application of knowledge at the expense of generating knowledge, and an attitude of scientific skepticism should be developed. Lastly, there seems to be a growing impatience among students to deal with the "real problems" of the world. The didactic work seems tedious, the theorizing irrelevant, and the learning of techniques intolerable. While there is merit to some of these points, some of these aspects of training are necessary for professional competency. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention in Miami Beach, Florida, September 3-8, 1970