Commentary: Consensus Findings and Future Directions
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
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In this article, we comment on the articles in this special section based on the Summit on Master's Training in Psychological Practice. We begin with some general remarks highlighting the increased urgency on the topic of the master's degree in psychology as detailed in the opening article, and provide a few comments on the four areas discussed in the Summit and the special section papers: scope of practice, marketplace and workforce, quality assurance, and regulation and licensure. We then review the general areas of consensus that the Summit participants came to, summarize critical concerns that the issue of licensing individuals with master's degrees raise, and report on the preliminary discussion held by the Council of Representatives, which will make the final decision about if and how to proceed on this important policy decision for APA and for psychology.
Master's degree in psychology; Master's Summit; Subdoctoral practice
Worrell, F. C.,
Campbell, L. F.,
Dailey, A. T.,
Brown, R. T.
Commentary: Consensus Findings and Future Directions.
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 49(2018-05-06),