Title

Evaluation of Internship Training. Practices, Problems, and Prospects

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

6-1-1986

Abstract

The training evaluation activities of 179 American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited internship programs were surveyed to assess current practices and to assist trainers in devising better strategies. Of 37 evaluation measures, informal qualitative procedures were utilized the most frequently and quantitative comparison procedures were used the least. Procedures ascribed the most impact in evaluating training were supervisors' evaluations of interns, APA accreditation reports, and interns' ratings of supervisors' performance and program effectiveness. Comparisons with findings from clinical psychology doctoral programs (Norcross & Stevenson, 1984) yielded few differences, indicating considerable convergence in evaluation designs and perceived obstacles. Recommendations for evaluating clinical training and establishing a national coordinated program are offered. © 1986 American Psychological Association.

Publication Title

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

Volume

17

Issue

3

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