Conducting a Self-Study in a Professional Psychology Program

Stanley B. Messer, Daniel B. Fishman, Barbara S. McCrady

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This article provides a case example to aid programs in any area of professional psychology to conduct a self-study of their goals, values, and curricular emphases. Faculty, students, and alumni responded to an extensive survey that posed questions about the current program and possible changes to be implemented. A 1-day faculty-student retreat allowed for extensive discussion of the survey results, leading to agreement on directions for change. This approach, guided by principles of organizational development, helped assure collaboration among the various constituencies of the program. The result was a ready acceptance and implementation of recommended curricular changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-406
Number of pages2
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

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