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ERIC Number: ED263467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Industrial Organizational Psychology: Today's Critical Issues.
Sharf, James C.
The Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) of the American Psychological Association is dominated by the health care providers whose agenda in issuing accreditation standards and influencing state licensing requirements may be as much to protect the clinician from less expensive competition as it is to protect the client. Tension exists between the BPA and the Society for Industrial Psychology members whose clients are typically organizations rather than individuals. Restrictive licensing and accreditation by the BPA are not relevant to the typical industrial/organizational scientist/practitioner and may even preclude his practicing as a psychologist. While industrial/organizational psychologists are supportive of their health care provider colleagues' efforts to attain parity with other professions and to protect third-party therapy dollars from encroachment from nonpsychologists, they are opposed to the restraints advanced by BPA which would position non-health care provider members against their health care provider colleagues over professional turf issues. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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