Training, Credentialing, and New Roles in Clinical Psychology: Emerging Trends

Catherine L. Grus

in The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195366884
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Training, Credentialing, and New Roles in Clinical Psychology: Emerging Trends

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This chapter provides an overview of key developments in the education, training, and credentialing of clinical psychologists; new roles in the field; and intersecting issues across these domains. Emerging issues highlighted within education and training include the move toward the assessment of competence in trainees, accreditation developments, and the doctoral internship match imbalance. Changes in licensing laws, mobility, and the degree of coordination between education and training and credentialing systems are described. Expanded roles for clinical psychologist, such as in health-care settings and public health, are reviewed. Finally, emerging developments such workforce analyses conducted within and across health-care professions and the relationship of issues such to national policy initiatives that are and will impact the future of clinical psychology are presented.

Keywords: Competency; credentialing; health care; licensure; training; workforce

Article.  14258 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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