Unintended Consequences: Licensure for Psychologists


This month's APA Monitor has a great article on the unintended consequences of changes to licensure laws for psychologists. Here's an excerpt:

...the recommendation that states eliminate the postdoctoral requirement has also had unintended consequences. By adding to the heterogeneity of licensing requirements, say some experts, it has restricted psychologists' ability to move to new jurisdictions. And while the change has prompted a push to standardize what counts as appropriate practicum experience, some worry about the state's involvement in setting criteria related to the graduate curriculum. The change has also underscored the importance of documenting and banking credentials, whether you do a postdoc or not

Check out the full article to learn more and also hear from me about recommendations for graduate students and early career psychologists.

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