Title

From the Horse’s Mouth: A Case for Combined-Integrated Doctoral Training in Professional Psychology

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Clinical Psychology

Volume

60

Issue

9

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date

2004

First Page

929

Last Page

938

Abstract

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.

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