The licensing of psychologists has become an area of intense professional interest. Attempts to provide historical overviews and current data on the status of licensing regulations have become common. This article critiques existing regulations by examining assumptions implicit in the development of licensing procedures. The implications of such assumptions for professional psychology are discussed, and guidelines for alternative licensure developments are presented. The importance of developing valid measures of entry-level and continued professional competence is emphasized. (27 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- alternative regulations for licensure, psychologists
- current &
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