Training and supervision in professional psychology in Australia

Hawkins, Russell (2014) Training and supervision in professional psychology in Australia. Psychology Aotearoa, 6 (2). pp. 98-101.

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This paper provides an overview of various regulatory, registration, accreditation and professional matters affecting professional psychology in Australia. A number of significant changes which have occurred in recent years are outlined, including a clear shift towards competency based approaches to training and supervision. Alternative routes to registration as a psychologist are briefly described together with references to an associated controversy. Australia is also facing economic threats to the viability of university based psychology training programs which means that meeting high quality standards and a adopting competency based approach while nonetheless controlling costs will be challenging.

Item ID: 36730
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1179-397X
Keywords: registration, competency, clinical supervision, training, accreditation, Australia
Date Deposited: 25 May 2015 23:47
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 100%
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