ERIC Number: ED138876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Framework for Scientific Practice and Practitioner Training.
Comtois, Richard J.; Clark; W. Donald
In order to help meet the need for scientifically based practice, as well as the need for a structure within which diverse approaches to practice can be encompassed, this article explicates the concept of scientific practice. The concept is developed as an organic combination of four subconcepts: the task of a practitioner, the scientific problem-solving process, the levels of intervention, and the methods and strategies of practice. Scientific practice is presented in a matrix that is useful in applying the concept. Applications are presented for individual practitioners, training programs, and service delivery institutions as well as for establishing and organizing the research needed for the improvement of practice. (Author)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Educational Programs, Field Experience Programs, Guides, Internship Programs, Laboratory Training, Methods, Practicums, Professional Training, Psychology, Scientific Methodology
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Journal Supplement Abstract Service.