ERIC Number: ED229689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Preliminary Results of a Survey of Full-Time Private Practitioners.
Tryon, Georgiana Shick
Increasing numbers of psychologists are moving from academic to private practice settings. In order to obtain information from private practitioners on aspects of their practices including education, location, orientation, hours, referrals, fees, incomes, and additional jobs, questionnaires were sent to a national sample of 300 private practitioners. Responses were obtained from 155 individuals (107 men, 48 women). Preliminary analyses indicated that most practitioners held a Ph.D. degree, classified themselves as "eclectic," and were located in the East. Respondents reported spending a mean of 35 hours per week in private practice, with women reporting significantly fewer hours than men. Reported fees for individual, group, and family therapy showed a wide range. Females indicated a significantly lower income than males. More than a third of the respondents reported holding jobs in addition to private practice. These preliminary results document the growth of private practice among clinical psychologists. (AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Private Practice (Professions)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982).