Science and Practice in Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training
I evaluate the claim by Heatherington et al. (2012) that most clinical psychology graduate students are primarily educated in cognitive‐behavioral theory and therapy. I point out some limitations with their data, in part by describing my own experience in a “CBT” training program. I further contend that even if better data are needed, there may be cause for concern, especially with reference to recent training guidelines. I believe that it is important to consider how young clinical psychology is as a profession and a science and that graduate students in clinical psychology need both pluralism and a thorough grounding in history in order to keep our field moving forward.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 2012