Education and Training Beyond the Doctoral Degree: Proceedings of the American Psychological Association National Conference on Postdoctoral Education and Training in Psychology

Full Title Education and Training Beyond the Doctoral Degree: Proceedings of the American Psychological Association National Conference on Postdoctoral Education and Training in Psychology
ISBN 0823680363
ISBN13 9780823680368
Publisher International Universities Press, Incorporated
Authors American Psychological Association
American
Edition 1
Overview Within the discipline of psychology, education and training beyond the doctoral degree has undergone significant change over the past 50 years. During this time, the field has expanded both within subdisciplinary specialties and across interdisciplinary linkages. The APA National Conference on Postdoctoral Education and Training in Psychology was held to address these changes and their implications for the future. The Conference, bringing together teachers, researchers, and practitioners in psychology, was designed to foster integrative thinking across these perspectives regarding a broad scope of issues related to postgraduate education and training for the discipline of psychology in the 21st century. Lifelong learning, which this Conference espouses, must now be more visible, formal and systematic because of the demands it must meet and the rapidity with which these demands are expected to change. The identification and press of societal needs and developing policies must and will influence all that psychologists do. The incidence of violence and child abuse grows daily, national health care policies are evolving, education reform is underway and welfare reform is waiting in the wings. Psychology has much to contribute to these areas. At the same time, these factors influence what we do and how we do it. Over the last decade, because of these very issues, psychology has seen the growth of new areas of expertise for researchers, practitioners, and teachers in behavioral medicine, chronic illness intervention, lifespan developmental, substance abuse, violence, human-computer interface, AIDS, and public health to name but a few. Not only have psychologists applied their expertise into these areas, but these areas, precisely because of their unique questions and needs, have forced psychologists to reevaluate their questions, techniques, methods, theories, and view of psychology. With each new area, psychologists continue to learn, to expand their ability to know

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

Dimensions 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)
Subjects Education & Training - Psychology

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