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Title: The need for empirically supported psychology training standards
Contributor(s): Malouff, John M  (author)
Publication Date: 2012
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Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 520302 Clinical psychology
520303 Counselling psychology
520304 Health psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: undefined
Abstract: The scientific method makes many important contributions to society. It is on this basis that psychology training standards require universities to teach empirically supported psychotherapy methods to students. A logical extension of this premise is to apply the scientific method to the standards themselves. This article describes the need for empirically supported psychology training standards supported by well-designed studies which can demonstrate that individuals who receive training based on specific standards are more effective in their subsequent work than individuals who do not receive the training. Relevant studies published so far do not support the efficacy of current psychology standards. Future studies could use a variety of research designs to evaluate specific training standards. The conclusions of this study extend to training standards in the fields of psychotherapy and counselling.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Psychotherapy in Australia, 18(3), p. 28-32
Publisher: PsychOz Publications
Place of Publication: Kew, Victoria
ISSN: 1323-0921
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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