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ERIC Number: ED260329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
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University Clinics as Field Placements in School Psychology Training: A National Survey.
Hughes, Jan N.; Benson, A. Jerry
Although many school psychology programs use university-based clinics as field placements for school psychology students, there is little information in the literature on how these clinics are organized, administered, and funded or on the nature, duration, and sequencing of clinic field experiences. A national telephone survey of 71 directors of clinics that serve as practicum and internship sites for school psychology students was conducted to examine the organization and training practices of university clinics affiliated with school psychology programs. A structured questionnaire was used which addressed the areas of administration, funding, facilities, staffing, client population, coordination with other clinics on campus, contractual arrangements, supervision, multidisciplinary involvement, fees, types of field experiences, and duration and sequencing of the clinic experience. Survey results indicated that school psychology practicum experience in a university-based clinic is a common training practice, and is used most frequently in doctoral programs. Many differences were found in how clinics were administered, funded, and staffed as well as in the extent of clinic experience required of students. A wide variety of models and practices were found in the provision of university-based clinical field experiences, reflecting differences in program and university resources, administrative structures, program training goals, community resources, faculty interests and competencies, and the availability of alternate field placements. Results are reported both in terms of the percentages of programs reporting different practices and in specific, illustrative practices in providing clinic-based training experiences to school psychology students. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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