Professional Development and Lifelong Learning

A. J Finch

in Becoming Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology

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Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780195372434
Published online August 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780190261504 | DOI:
Professional Development and Lifelong Learning

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This chapter is about professional development and lifelong learning. Forpurposes of simplicity, the term professional development is used throughout and is defined as a “developmental process of acquiring, expanding, refining,and sustaining knowledge, proficiency, skill, and qualifications for competentprofessional function”. It discusses the process of professional development, learning new information, sustaining professional skills and proficiencies, and qualifications.

Keywords: certification process; professional development; professional function; American Board of Professional Psychology; ABPP

Chapter.  2370 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Psychology

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