The boulder and/or the vail model: Training preferences of clinical psychologists
Date of Original Version
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
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Norcross, John C., Kathleen M. Gallagher, and James O. Prochaska. "The boulder and/or the vail model: Training preferences of clinical psychologists." Journal of Clinical Psychology 45, 5 (1989): 822-828. doi:10.1002/1097-4679(198909)45:5<822::AID-JCLP2270450521>3.0.CO;2-E.