ERIC Number: ED210593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-25
Reference Count: 0
Licensure of Professional Psychologists: Unsettled Controversies.
Several issues related to the licensure of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychologists are considered. Initially, the status quo of psychological licensing is reviewed. Reasons for favoring and opposing licensure are examined in terms of the protection of the public and protection of the field. Generic, specialty, and combined generic and specialty approaches to licensing are detailed. Several recommendations are presented including: (1) assessing the need for licensure; (2) identifying I/O psychology users, as well as identifying inadequate service providers; (3) developing rigorous competence assessment procedures; (4) educating members about licensure issues; (5) providing data to support positions; (6) assuring representation on American Psychological Association boards and committees; and (7) taking a proactive, constructive role in the profession. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Psychological Association
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981).