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Title Setting standards in graduate education : psychology's commitment to excellence in accreditation / edited by Elizabeth M. Altmaier
Edition First edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2003]
copyright 2003
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Description 1 online resource ( x, 191pages)
Contents Accreditation in psychology and public accountability / Paul D. Nelson and Laura C. Messenger -- The history of accreditation of doctoral programs in psychology / Elizabeth M. Altmaier -- The history of accreditation of internship programs and postdoctoral residencies / Cynthia D. Belar and Nadine Kaslow -- The impact of accreditation on the practice of professional psychology / Tommy T. Stigall -- The future of accreditation / Deborah C. Beidel, Susan D. Phillips, and Susan Zlotlow
Summary Traces the history of accreditation of programs in psychology, from the late 1940s to the turn of the century. In doing so, the contributors to this volume put accreditation into focus, examining the challenges of coming to consensus with a variety of groups, each one having its own definition of excellence. This comprehensive book highlights the developmental stages of accreditation in psychology from its initiation to current status, while also suggesting potential changes and challenges in its future. Accreditation experts analyze such topics as accreditation in internship programs, including training programs in clinical, counseling, and school psychology, and accreditation in professional practice, particularly its impact in the area of practitioner credentialing and public accountability. Chapters are supplemented with personal accounts of accreditation as told by those who witnessed its dramatic development over time. The personal, political, and archival information presented makes this a stimulating resource for those interested in the history of accreditation and psychology in general. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Psychology -- Study and teaching (Graduate) -- United States -- History.
Psychology -- history.
Psychology -- education.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Altmaier, Elizabeth M.