Professional doctoral training in psychology: international comparison and commentary

Helmes, Edward, and Pachana, Nancy A. (2005) Professional doctoral training in psychology: international comparison and commentary. Australian Psychologist, 40 (1). pp. 45-53.

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Abstract

The level of training required for the practice of professional psychology varies across countries, and usually evolves from a combination of input from local and national regulatory bodies, legislative requirements, academic institutions and relevant professional bodies. Here we explore the North American and Australian historical developments and future directions in levels of training required and aspired to for professional psychologists, along with a brief comparison to training for psychologists in Central and South America, Europe and Asia. The recent proliferation of professional doctorate degrees in Australian universities has added another layer to the suite of available qualifications for professional psychologists and to some degree reflects international trends in the profession. The important role of professional organisations in establishing the educational requirements for entry into professional practice is highlighted.

Item ID: 5971
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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ISSN: 1742-9544
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2010 05:22
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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