By George Stricker (auth.), Gary K. Zammit, James W. Hull (eds.)
The internship is the capstone event schooling and coaching preparatory for the applying of psychology in well-being and human companies. it really is analagous for the perform of psychology to what the doctoral dissertation represents within the student's improvement as a student. At its top, the internship could be seen as way over easily a require ment for one's measure or licensure, a ceremony de passage for access into the profes sion. fairly, it may be looked by way of scholars and school alike as a wealthy chance for private progress, the chance to as sess or even reconsider one's assumptions approximately human habit and psy chological difficulties within the context of alternative shopper populations, sorts of difficulties addressed, and mental carrier method environments. In articulating the 1st formal instructions for the accreditation of grad uate education courses in medical psychology, a committee of the yankee mental organization, constructed from distinctive psychologists in their day, requested, "What are the goals of a mental internship?" The committee answered to that question as follows: Underlying all of its goals is the main . . . that the data es sential to the perform of scientific psychology can't be received completely from books, lectures, or the other units which simply offer infor mation approximately humans or approximately methods of learning them.