ERIC Number: ED329859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
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Master's-Level Clinical Training in Psychology: What Do We Tell the World about What We Do?
Perlman, Baron; Kellogg, Jean
The purpose of this research was to describe what master's-level clinical training programs value and teach. There are two methodologies available in describing these programs. One is a view from the "outside," using data which describe programs. The assumption behind this approach is that a program description reflects the content, faculty training philosophies, and beliefs, and that it thereby yields insights into the quality of the program. The second approach would look at programs from the "inside." Data would be collected on what actually happens in the training of students; such data would include content of courses, time students spend at various activities, and the nature of these activities. The outside approach was used in this study. Program features and admissions data for 81 programs were listed from analysis of American Psychological Association (APA) Catalogue and program literature. Based on an extensive literature review, three areas were studied, and three Likert-type rating scales were developed for ethics, professionalism, and supervision respectively. Overall, the programs say little about ethics and professionalism in their literature; supervision is mentioned more often. The discussion emphasizes the need for programs to deliberately include all three quality areas in describing their training, and further research involving an in-depth "inside" evaluation of master's-level clinical psychology training program curricula. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (37th, New Orleans, LA, March 20-23, 1991).