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ERIC Number: ED430175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Pages: 29
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Issues in Psychology Licensure: Requirements, Applicant Rights, Future Trends, and Epilogue.
Tentoni, Stuart C.
This paper provides an analysis of the effects of licensure for psychologists. Common requirements are reviewed. Meeting the requirements may require attention to the laws of the state in which practice is intended before finishing the doctorate. Making a graduate education dossier is recommended and an example is appended. The "Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology," (EPPP) given by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, is discussed. Content areas of the EPPP include: (1) "Assessment and Diagnosis"; (2) "Biological Bases of Behavior"; (3) "Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior"; (4) "Ethical/Legal/Professional Issues"; (5) "Growth and Lifespan Development"; (6) "Research Methods"; (7) "Social and Multicultural Bases of Behavior"; and (8)"Treatment/Intervention." Current trends in licensure based on initiatives from the American Psychological Association include positions on generic and specialty licensing, "health service provider" licensing, the need for professional mobility, and standards for qualification. Under "Protecting Your Rights and Why You Might Have To" the landmark 1977 Wisconsin challenge to the state board is discussed. Recommendations are listed for current students. "Epilogue: Can Psychology Return to 'Professionalism'?" provides a systems analysis of the development of professional psychology. The paper concludes with a list of the 13 guidelines for the "good profession," originally prepared by Fillmore Sanford. (Contains six references and a sample dossier.) (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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