ERIC Number: ED237891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Employment Pespectives for Counseling, Developmental, Educational, and School Psychologists.
Newsome, Teresa I.; Stilwell, William E.
Over the last 15 years, employment perspectives for psychologists have changed dramatically. To investigate training and employment patterns in 56 universities and 48 private corporations, questionnaires were completed by graduate training program chairmen and the directors of human resource management in business. The questionnaire was designed to elicit information about training and employment patterns over the next 5 years as well as linkage strategies. An analysis of the results showed that with the exception of school psychologists, employment opportunities for newly graduated and experienced psychologists will continue to be limited for the next 5 years, both in academia and in large corporations. Recommendations to improve training policies and procedures include adopting an information management model, developing planned program revisions, presenting workshops to prospective employers, and developing internship programs. Recommendations to improve employment opportunities include developing internships, encouraging students' marketability through a diversified curriculum, identifying mentors/role models, and developing advisory groups and linkage programs with academia. (BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Canada, April 11-14, 1983).