Title

Back to Our Future? The Consensus Conference and Combined-Integrated Model of 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

893

Last Page

909

DOI

10.1002/jclp.20025

Abstract

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.

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