Professional doctorates in psychology: prospects for the future

Helmes, Edward, and Pachana, Nancy A. (2005) Professional doctorates in psychology: prospects for the future. In: Papers from the Fifth International Conference on Professional Doctorates. pp. 47-56. From: Working doctorates: the impact of Professional Doctorates in the workplace and professions, 25-26 November 2004, Geelong, VIC, Australia.

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Professional doctorates in psychology have grown rapidly in the past decade. These degrees come in two forms. The first generally is a variant of the research Doctor of Philosophy degree, combined in some way with coursework and practice components from Master of Psychology courses. The second form is the Doctor of Psychology, which generally also incorporates the same requirements, but with a smaller thesis. The standing of these degrees relative to the pure research Ph.D. varies and also plays a role in how they are offered, and how they are used both here and abroad. In this paper we document the growth in these professional doctorate programs, comment on conflicting pressures, and provide examples of possible structures for the Doctor of Psychology in the context of competing regulatory, academic, and professional interests.

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Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
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