Global Promise: Quality Assurance and Accountability in Professional Psychology

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Psychology has become a global profession. Professionals are now readily able to practice in geographic areas far from where they were trained. In practice, psychology has a social contract with the public to promote human and societal welfare, all the while responsible for the constant upkeep of systems that promote, maintain, and demand quality from health care professionals. In Global Promise: Quality Assurance and Accountability in Professional Psychology, editors Judy E. Hall and Elizabeth M. Altmaier examine the tools needed for evaluating the crucial components of quality assurance- education, training, accreditation and designation, licensing and credentialing, ethics, mobility, and continuing professional development- from an international perspective, with a specific focus on practices in the United States, Canada, the European Union, Latin America, Australia, and The Netherlands and vignettes on the United Kingdom, China and South Africa. An international team of contributors synthesizes the progress made in implementing quality assurance mechanisms across the globe and offers diverse perspectives as to how the wider international community can promote quality and mobility. With an eye toward the future of psychology as well as on the systems that will support it, Global Promise is required reading for universities, regulatory bodies, professional associations, professionals and students.

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"Efforts to promote quality assurance internationally require a common knowledge of the status of psychology. Recent books on international psychology, including professional psychology, help promote this understanding. A base of common knowledge may lead to the development of shared policies that in turn may lead to shared practices. Global Promise makes an important contribution to these efforts."--PsycCritiques

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195306088
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/23/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I
Introduction to International Quality Assurance for Psychology   Elizabeth M. Altmaier   Judy E. Hall     3
Quality Assessment in Higher Education through Accreditation   Paul D. Nelson   Cynthia D. Belar   Catherine L. Grus   Susan Zlotlow     16
ASPPB/National Register Designation Project   Stephanie Jackson Young     38
Accreditation in Canada   Karen R. Cohen     41
Methods to Evaluate Competency and Enhance Quality Assurance Internationally and Across Professions   Sandra Greenberg   I. Leon Smith     51
Codes of Ethics, Conduct, and Standards as Vehicles of Accountability   Pierre L.-J. Ritchie     73
Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists   Janel Gauthier     98
Part II
Practice and Regulation of Professional Psychology in Latin America   Laura Hernandez-Guzman   Juan Jose Sanchez-Sosa     109
Professional Mobility and Quality Assurance within the European Union   Ingrid Lunt     128
Accountability in Professional Psychology in the United Kingdom   Ingrid Lunt     140
Accountability of Psychology in the Netherlands   Henk T. van der Molen   Klaas H. Visser     148
The Regulationof Psychology in Australia   Trevor Waring     164
Education and Training of a Professional Psychologist in South Africa: A Personal Perspective   Patrick Themba Sibaya     186
Accountability in Professional Psychology: The Improvement in Mainland China   Jie Zhong   Mingyi Qian   Ping Yao   Kevin Xu     190
Part III
Quality Assurance in Professional Psychology Education   George Stricker     199
The Promotion of International Mobility   Merry Bullock   Judy E. Hall     216
Synthesis and Concluding Comments   George Hurley     232
Index     243
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