Counselling vs. Clinical: A Comparison of Psychology Doctoral Programs in Canada.

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Title: Counselling vs. Clinical: A Comparison of Psychology Doctoral Programs in Canada.
Authors: Bedi, Robinder P.1, Klubben, Laura M.2, Barker, Gordon T.1
Source: Canadian Psychology. Aug2012, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p228-253. 16p. 3 Charts.
Subject Terms: *PSYCHOLOGISTS, *PROFESSIONAL associations, *DESCRIPTIVE statistics, EDUCATION of psychologists, CHI-squared test, CLINICAL psychology, APPLIED psychology, DOCTORAL programs, EFFECT sizes (Statistics)
Geographic Terms: CANADA, UNITED States
Abstract (English): Individuals trained in counselling psychology and clinical psychology dominate the landscape of applied, professional Canadian psychology, yet there is little consistency in understanding the similarities and differences between these two specializations. Although much research has been conducted on this topic in the United States, not all of these results generalize to Canada due to distinct characteristics in the development of the specializations within each country. The current study used a 32-page coding instrument that addressed over 300 variables to compare all CPA and/or APA-accredited PhD programs in counselling psychology (n = 4) and clinical psychology (n = 22) at the time of data collection, primarily using publically available information (e.g., Web sites, program handbooks, student manuals). Data analysis centred on parameter and inferential tests of difference and their magnitudes of effect. Results showed a large number of similarities but also many differences between the two specializations in Canada. Students seeking guidance on which of the two specializations better fits their academic/ professional goals can use this information to assist with career decision-making. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Abstract (French): Les personnes ayant une formation en psychologie du counselinget en psychologie clinique dominent, parmi les professionnels, lepaysage de la psychologie applique´e au Canada. Pourtant, il existepeu d’uniformite´ quant a` la compre´hension des similitudes et desdiffe´rences entre ces deux domaines de spe´cialisation. Beaucoupde recherches ont e´te´ re´alise´es sur le sujet aux E´ tats-Unis, maisleurs re´sultats ne s’appliquent pas tous au Canada en raison desparticularite´s du de´veloppement de ces domaines dans les deuxpays. La pre´sente e´tude s’est servie d’un instrument de codificationde 32 pages comportant plus de 300 variables pour la comparaisonde tous les programmes de doctorat reconnus par la SCP ou l’APAen psychologie du counseling (n _ 4) et en psychologie clinique(n _ 22), au moment de la collecte des donne´es, lesquelles ont e´te´e´tablies au moyen de sources d’information, publiques pour laplupart (sites Web, guides des programmes et de l’e´tudiant). Lesanalyses de donne´es e´taient centre´es sur les parame`tres et des testsde´ductifs des diffe´rences et l’ampleur de leur effet. Les re´sultatsont re´ve´le´ un grand nombre de similitudes, mais aussi des diffe´rences entre les deux domaines de spe´cialisation au Canada. Lese´tudiants qui cherchent a` de´terminer lequel des deux re´pond lemieux a` leurs objectifs scolaires ou professionnels peuvent seservir de cette information pour les guider dans leur choix decarrie`re. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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Published: Aug2012
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