ERIC Number: ED283467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: 0
What Have We Learned about Graduate Curriculum Improvement by Student Evaluation? A Comparison of Training Models.
Stout, Chris E.
Factors affecting the process of Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) candidates' selection of an internship site were investigated, along with perceived factors affecting selection by an internship site. The way that such Psy.D. candidates compare in training and ability to the more traditional Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) candidates in similar settings was also studied. Interns were fourth-year clinical Psy.D. candidates from a free-standing professional school. The study was conducted over 4 years (1982-1985). A total of 67 questionnaire responses were obtained over the four-year period. The results indicate that the Psy.D. interns were more appropriately trained to the duties required of a clinical internship than most of their Ph.D. peers at the same site. The Psy.D. candidates demonstrated clinical ability and therapeutic competence. Data are provided on: the number of internship sites within and outside the state of the professional school; the number of placements at nine internships settings; the average hours per week that interns spent in providing psychotherapy and seven other professional functions; ranking of factors that may have influenced position offers; and rankings of pre-internship selection factors. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association (Kansas City, MO, October 29-November 1, 1986).