Master's Level Education and Training in Clinical Psychology: Preparing for Professional Practice

Jason J. Washburn*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Entry-level practice in clinical psychology in the United States (US) has been defined at the doctoral level since the Boulder Conference. Yet, most mental health services in the US are provided by those with master's degrees in professions outside of clinical psychology. Further, across the world, the practice of clinical psychology is provided primarily by those educated and trained at levels below the doctorate. With the American Psychological Association moving to accredit master's level programs, the field of clinical psychology in the US and across the world has an unprecedented opportunity to contribute more directly to reducing the burden of mental health conditions, while also sharpening the focus of the doctorate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComprehensive Clinical Psychology, Second Edition
PublisherElsevier
Pages46-54
Number of pages9
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9780128186978
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

Keywords

  • Accreditation
  • Clinical psychology
  • Doctoral
  • Education and training
  • Global
  • Master's
  • Scope of practice
  • Standardization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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