ERIC Number: ED260354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Getting Licensed: Does What They Call Your Training Program Make a Difference?
Robb, Harold B., III
Despite the Idaho State Board of Psychologist Examiners regulation that licensees must graduate from a program labeled "psychology", the board did not always enforce this regulation. Calls at the national level for a designation system of "psychology" programs, independent of American Psychological Association accreditation, coupled with the fact that there are no doctoral degrees granted in Idaho through any department or program labeled "psychology", underscored the need for additional information. In January, 1984, a mailing with a letter explaining the situation in Idaho, a survey, and a stamped, addressed envelope was sent to the psychology licensing boards in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Responses (N=45) were received from all boards except those in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Vermont. Results of the survey showed that the states were divided almost equally in requiring a program labeled "psychology". It was also revealed that some state board offices did not know the provisions of their laws and regulations and that practice sometimes varied from the stated regulations. (A table summarizing the responses alphabetically by state is included.) (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (Tucson, AZ, April 24-27, 1985).