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Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyChristinaGee I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyMaryHardimanBoard of Professional AffairsDefinition of health service psychology and health service psychology preparation seems too broad and could be interpreted as having a much broader scope—perhaps changing this phrase would help: “encompasses a wide range of professional psychology activities….”.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyPatriciaKerig This definition leaves out the critical role that clinical scientists play in generating the knowledge base that helps us to understand disorders as well as how to treat and assess them--in other words, research. Many APA members who are clinical scientists are not directly involved in the delivery of services and the "health service" label and its definition don't seem inclusive of that group.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyDavidRollock I fully endorse the response of the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP).
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyMitchPrinstein I endorse the CUDCP response
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyRebeccaReady I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyBethanyTeachman I endorse the CUDCP response
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyLeonardSimms I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyMattZimmermanAssociation of Counseling Center Training AgenciesACCTA views the inclusion of a Health Service Psychology definition as a welcome addition that further clarifies accreditation expectations. We support the broadness of the definition regarding settings and activities that includes preventative measures, consultation, assessment and intervention. It is also helpful to specify that individuals who are providing HSP services are doctoral level clinicians.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyO'BrienKaren The definition keyed to integration seems useful, but the scope seems rather amorphous "to facilitate human development and functioning."
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyAmyPeterman I endorse the CUDCP comments.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyGeneCarroccia I endorse the CUDCP response
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyDeborahBeidelCouncil of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP)CUDCP Response to CoA request for public comment on the Definition of Health Service Psychology CUDCP has reviewed the Introduction to the Standards of Accreditation Definition of Health Service Psychology: “health service psychology” is defined as the integration of psychological science and practice to facilitate human development and functioning and offers the following revision: “health service psychology” is defined as the integration of psychological science and practice to facilitate human development and functioning, including the generation and provision of assessment and treatment for psychological and other health-related disorders. Rationale for the suggested change: The generation and provision of psychological assessments and interventions to restore physical and psychological functioning is the bedrock of clinical psychology. CUDCP is concerned that the CoA definition could be misinterpreted as limiting the scope of health service psychology to assisting in... See Full Comment
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyLaurenAlloy I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyRobertCarels I endorse the CUDCP response
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyJeffreyGoodie I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyBradRoperSociety for Clinical Neuropsychology (APA Div. 40)We understand the effort to move toward the term “health service psychology” as applying to accreditation. However, we would note that the term may be easily confused with the specialty of “clinical health psychology.” Therefore, it will be important for this distinction to be made clear both within and outside of our discipline.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyMorganSammonsNational Register of Health Service PsychologistsThank you for the opportunity to comment on this document. The National Register of Health Service Psychologists is a nonprofit organization established in 1974. The National Register credentials psychologists, promotes credentialed psychologists to consumers, guides psychology students towards credentialing, enhances psychologists’ contributions to integrated healthcare, and facilitates identification of qualified psychologists. With more than 10,000 credentialed psychologists, the National Register represents one of the largest practice communities in the field. The National Register reviewed the August 2014 “Introduction to Standards of Accreditation for programs in health service psychology” and is pleased to take advantage of the opportunity to comment on these changes. In general, the National Register believes the proposed changes represent a significant advance and wishes to compliment the members of the CoA and its staff for undertaking this challenging process. That s... See Full Comment
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyRosalieCorona I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyBarbaraYutrzenka I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyKeithRenshaw I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyPeterArnett I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyDavidMarcus I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyJulieSuhr I strongly endorse the CUCDP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyJulieSuhr I strongly endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyMichaelStutts I endorse the CUDCP response
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologySusanKeane I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyMichaelStutts I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyStewartShankman I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyTonyCellucci Appreciate importance of definition and also supportive of adding language suggested by CUDCP
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyThomasMerluzzi I fully endorse the CUDCP response
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyJosephMiller I agree with the CUDCP comment
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologySarahFrancis I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyMaryHardimanBoard of Professional AffairsCommitment to definition of diversity: CoA commended for adding this to basic principles but this section could be expanded to also include to commitment to diversity in education and training in health service psychology, much in line with commitment to integration of science and practice Program aims: seems a much more relevant and clear concept than “models”; endorse this change
Introduction to SoAHealth Service PsychologyDefinition of Health Service PsychologyJan-SheriMorrisBoard of Educational AffairsBEA: BEA fully supports the language change throughout the SoA to incorporate “health service psychology,” and profession wide competencies, while preserving the broad and general aspect to training at the doctoral and internship levels, with advanced specialty practice training at the postdoctoral level. It is our understanding that CoA wanted to differentiate between “health service psychologist” (per the APA definition), and accreditation requirements for a “program in health service psychology;” however, we strongly encourage CoA to re-consider the existing APA-approved definition of HSP to reduce confusion among psychologists, students and the public. APA language is as follows: (http://apa.org/workforce/publications/08-hsp/index.aspx?tab=1) “Psychologists are recognized as Health Service Providers if they are duly trained and experienced in the delivery of preventive, assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic intervention services relative to the psychological and physica... See Full Comment
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionHamLidnsay I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionEllenKoch I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionKathleenSikkema I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionAmyPeterman I endorse the CUDCP comments.
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionNabilEl-GhorouryAPAGSAPAGS would like to thank the Commission on Accreditation for its admirable work in developing the new Standards of Accreditation (SoA). We recognize that this has been a lengthy process and are pleased with the outcomes. APAGS is supportive of the introduction to the SoA, and in particular appreciates the use of the term “health service psychology”. Once again, thank you for the years of work that have gone into developing this new SoA.
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionBradRoperSociety for Clinical Neuropsychology (APA Div. 40)In order to promote more transparency regarding the public comment process, we request that in the future the CoA include not only additions but also deletions in their proposed revisions. This will be especially important in the upcoming review of the new Implementing Regulations. Regarding the substance of the SoA Introduction, we support the change from “model” to “educational aims,” as the latter is more straightforward and relevant to accreditation. Regarding the scope of accreditation for postdoctoral programs, the SoA Introduction recognizes the importance of specialty education and training at the postdoctoral level, and this is consistent with the Houston Conference Guidelines that guide training in our specialty. In a similar vein, we agree with the elimination of the distinction between traditional and specialty practice areas as being “broad” versus “focused,” respectively. In principle, there is no reason that training in a traditional clinical psychology program should b... See Full Comment
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionLee AnnaClark I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionPatrickSteffen I endorse the CUDCP response
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionJessicaPayne I endorse the CUDCP response
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionAlexisKiley Testing 1 2 3 Jen Please delete this!
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionDavidWatson I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionAlexandraCorning I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionLiraYoon I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionMorganSammonsNational Register of Health Service PsychologistsThe National Register of Health Service Psychologists wishes to comment on the inclusion of the word “credentialed” in the fourth paragraph of the document. That sentence reads “Individuals who engage in health service psychology have been appropriately trained and credentialed to be eligible for licensure as doctoral-level psychologists. “ The National Register wishes to point out that credentialing is generally construed as a specialty designator offered in recognition of appropriate post-doctoral specialty education and training. To our knowledge, no jurisdiction requires credentialing as a basic requirement of licensure. We suggest that the word “credentialing” be removed from this sentence. The CoA, however, may wish to acknowledge that post-licensure credentialing in health service psychology does exist, and may wish to reference the well-developed standards by which the National Register offers this credential.
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionJean-PierrePascalI endorse the CUDCP response.I endorse the CUDCP response.
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionJosephMiller I agree with the CUDCP comment
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionMarianneBarton I agree with the CUDCP comments on this issue.
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionJenniferMcCrindleAPPICOn behalf of APPIC: We want to thank the CoA for its excellent work, and indicate our overall support for both of these documents.
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionMattZimmermanAssociation of Counseling Center Training AgenciesComments on Introduction to SoA November, 2014 I.Scope of Accreditation ACCTA views the inclusion of a Health Service Psychology definition as a welcome addition that further clarifies accreditation expectations. We support the broadness of the definition regarding settings and activities that includes preventative measures, consultation, assessment and intervention. It is also helpful to specify that individuals who are providing HSP services are doctoral level clinicians. B. Scope of Accreditation for Internship Programs ACCTA is unclear what “other developed practice areas or in general health service psychology” means. Clarification would be helpful. II. Guiding Principles… B2a: Commitment to Cultural and Individual Differences and Diversity ACCTA supports the broad definition of diversity to the introduction and believes that it betters the document. B2e: Program Aims and Student/Trainee Competencies (not highlighted) states “Consistent with these parameters, a program should... See Full Comment
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionMaryHardimanBoard of Professional Affairs The mention of science/practice and diversity is woven throughout, however, there are opportunities to add in language such as “culturally responsive” and the role of communities. References are made to the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, however, with so many mentions of “cultural and individual” diversity, I would suggest a reference to the APA Guidelines on Multicultural Education and Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists (2002). Insomuch as programs and internships sites are organizations, there needs to be more of an emphasis on how these units put the Guidelines into practice. I continue to see far too many shortcomings.
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionJulieKochCCPTP (Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs) BoardThe definition for Health Service Psychology (HSP) seems very vague and broad. We understand it is a fine balance between remaining general enough to not exclude individuals and being specific enough that the key components are represented. Right now, they are too vague. However, we appreciate the broad definition of HSP with a focus on research and practice (as defined by the discipline) in the Doctoral SoA draft. We appreciate the emphasis on diverse settings and also think we want a minimum (we referring to APA) to also train individuals to work with diverse clients (that is missing in paragraph 3 of the introduction to the SoA). We do want to give credit and praise for inclusion of Commitment to Cultural and Individual Differences and Diversity.
Introduction to SoAGeneral Comments on IntroductionGeneral Comments on IntroductionAntoinetteMinnitiCommission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP)The Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP) wishes to thank the tireless efforts of COA and its members as it advances the highest standards of professional education and training in professional health service psychology. In particular, CRSPPP wishes to thank COA for articulating a definition of health service psychology for adoption across all doctoral, internship, and post-doctoral training programs. CRSPPP continues to be concerned about COA’s use of non-formalized terminology when referencing education and training in specialties. CRSPPP is also concerned that COA continues to represent some specialties as having elevated status compared to other specialties, and that COA continues to identify specialty training only at the post-doctoral level. CRSPPP encourages COA to modify its position so that formalized, and APA-adopted, policies regarding specialty education and training will be integrated into the SOAs and other ... See Full Comment