ERIC Number: ED234312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Psychodiagnostic Testing in APA-Approved Clinical Psychology Programs.
Piotrowski, Chris; Keller, John W.
The utility and popularity of psychodiagnostic testing has been investigated in applied clinical settings, but little data exist concerning academicians' attitudes toward psychological testing. To assess attitudes toward psychodiagnostic training in doctoral, clinical psychology programs, all fully APA-approved (American Psychological Association) clinical psychology training programs in the United States and Canada (N=113) received an 8-item questionnaire; 80 of the programs completed the survey for a 71 percent response rate. The survey results, based on 78 usable responses, showed that the majority of clinical programs are considered eclectic. Equal emphasis was assigned to coursework in projective and objective assessment. However, 46 percent saw projective assessment as decreasing; only 1 percent of the respondents rated objective assessment as decreasing. The findings support the utility of academic preparation in personality assessment in general, and also show that instruction in projective techniques is valued. (WAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (29th, Atlanta, GA, March 23-26, 1983). For related document, see CG 016 905.