The current status of psychological assessment training in graduate and professional schools

J. M. Stedman, J. P. Hatch, L. S. Schoenfeld

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Test-based psychological assessment is threatened by the policies of managed care organizations; however, research has demonstrated that test-based psychological assessment is quite valuable and economically justified when conducted by well-trained psychologists. This surfaces the question of the current status of graduate training in test-based psychological assessment. Results of this study indicate that clinical and counseling students currently receive almost equivalent training in test-based assessment. However, in a larger context, results indicate a lack of sound preparation in test-based assessment training for a large proportion of clinical and counseling students. These findings are discussed in terms of their implications for the field and, more specifically, for graduate and internship training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-407
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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