Self-assessment in clinical health psychology: a model for ethical expansion of practice.

Abstract

Society expects autonomous professions to ensure the competency of it practitioners, and professions should facilitate the continuing education and training of its members. Given the shift from psychology as a mental health profession to that of a health profession, the authors propose a self-assessment model for the individual practitioner to gauge his or her readiness to provide professional service in expanded areas of practice. This model could also be useful to the American Psychological Association, state psychological associations, and other purveyors of continuing education programs in systematically developing postgraduate experiences. A template for self-assessment that reflects well-accepted core domains of knowledge and skills is presented.

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@article{Belar2001SelfassessmentIC, title={Self-assessment in clinical health psychology: a model for ethical expansion of practice.}, author={Cynthia D. Belar and Robert Alan Brown and Lauren Hersch and Lynne M Hornyak and Ronald H. Rozensky and Edward P. Sheridan and Ron T. Brown and George W. Reed}, journal={Professional psychology, research and practice}, year={2001}, volume={32 2}, pages={135-41} }