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ERIC Number: ED353528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug-15
Pages: 7
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The Influence of School Psychologists in APA on APA.
French, Joseph L.
The American Psychological Association (APA) was founded July 8, 1892. From the beginning it is clear that practicing psychologists had a strong focus on children. In the first quarter of APA's history most applied psychologists were working with children and youth. A splinter group, the American Association of Clinical Psychologists (AACP) was formed in 1917 with about 25% of its members employed in schools. Two years later a Clinical Section was formed in APA, absorbing most AACP members. In 1921 a certificate was developed for consulting psychologists for a review of credentials. The American Association of Applied Psychologists published a Model Certified Psychologist Act in 1939. In 1944-46 APA reorganized and divisions were formed as interest groups outside governance structure. In 1947 the APA Board of Directors appointed a Committee on Training in Clinical Psychology. In 1949 a major training conference in Boulder, Colorado established the scientist-practitioner model and shifted the focus of clinical training to adults to help treat returning veterans and their families. The 1954 Thayer conference resulted from the lack of consideration for children and schooling at the Boulder conference. In 1967 accreditation of graduate programs in school psychology was authorized. In 1977 Standards for the Providers of Psychological Services was approved. In 1981 specialty standards for clinical, counseling, industrial, and school psychology applied the general standards. In 1987 APA revised its model licensing act with an exemption for practicing school psychologists. (ABL)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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