From the Horse’s Mouth: A Case for Combined-Integrated Doctoral Training in Professional Psychology
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Although new to many members of the psychological community, the notion of a “combined” model of training has been in existence for nearly 30 years (Beutler & Fisher, 1994). The present article is intended to outline the benefits and advantages of the Combined-Integrated (C-I) model. Following a brief discussion of the terms “combined” and “integrated,” the advantages of C-I training are discussed across five key themes: (a) the high overlap across traditional practice area training, (b) the advantages of the breadth of training offered, (c) the advantages of C-I training for the professional of psychology, (d) the pragmatic advantages of C-I training to faculty and students, and (e) the benefits of C-I training for salient constituency groups.
Crowley, S. L., & Peterson, G. (2004). From the horse’s mouth: The case for combined-integrated doctoral training in professional psychology. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 60, 929-938.