Inspired by efforts by those who seek to redefine the practice of psychology as a master's-level specialty, the authors examine counseling psychology's heightened ambivalence regarding master's-level training. First, they present a historical review of this issue. Next, they discuss current social and political pressures that, they suggest, have resulted in renewed tensions in the training of master's-level practitioners for the field of counseling psychology. They conclude with specific recommendations regarding the manner in which counseling psychology should (a) train master'-level providers, (b) attempt to document the added value doctoral training, and (c) politically respond to this issue.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology