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date: 10 December 2019

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After addressing the attributes of a profession, this chapter discusses the requirements for accountability due to the profession’s contract with society. The mechanisms of accountability for the profession of psychology—education, training, licensure, and credentialing—are reviewed in the context of counseling psychology. Information on the transition from an input model of education and training to an outcome-driven model is presented. Current challenges in quality assurance are outlined, including distance education, the movement toward competency assessment, and international mobility.

Keywords: accreditation, designation, licensure, credentialing, competency, mobility, distance education, internship, practicum, postdoctoral

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