Title

The boulder and/or the vail model: Training preferences of clinical psychologists

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1989

Abstract

This study examined the preferences of Division 12 members (N = 442) for doctoral training models (Boulder, Vail, equally Boulder and Vail) as a function of the respondent's own training program and current professional activities. Fifty percent favored the Boulder model, 14% the Vail model, and the remaining 36% both equally. However, as expected, preferences varied reliably according to one's doctoral training: Only 7% of the psychologists trained in a strong Boulder tradition preferred the Vail model, while only 10% of those trained in a strong Vail tradition favored the Boulder model. Current activities also were related systematically to training preference. These results argue for a more informed and restrained dialogue on the issue, which should be guided by the light of data rather than the heat of passion. Copyright © 1989 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company

Publication Title

Journal of Clinical Psychology

Volume

45

Issue

5

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