Back to Our Future? The Consensus Conference and Combined-Integrated Model of Doctoral Training in Professional Psychology
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Is it possible and advisable for the profession of psychology to articulate and endorse a common, generalist, and integrative framework for the education and training of its students? At the Consensus Conference on Combined and Integrated Doctoral Training in Psychology, held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA (USA), May 2 to 4, 2003, participants from across the spectrum of education and training in professional psychology ultimately answered “yes.” This article, the first in this special series on the Consensus Conference and Combined-Integrated (C-I) model of doctoral training in professional psychology, essentially provides an overview of the conference rationale, participants, goals, proceedings, and results. Because the other 12 articles in this series all reference the Consensus Conference and C-I model, this overview provides a good starting point for understanding what occurred at the conference, what it means to educate and train from a C-I perspective, and what the potential implications of such a model might be for the profession of psychology.
Shealy, C. N., Cobb, H. C., Crowley, S. L., Nelson, P., & Peterson, G. (2004). Back to our future? The Consensus Conference and combined-integrated model of doctoral training in professional psychology. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 60, 893-910.