Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 05 December 2020

Abstract and Keywords

This chapter briefly describes the history of the competency movement in professional psychology and the development of competency benchmarks across various levels of professional development. With regard to applied psychology, we define the specialty of cognitive and behavioral psychology, and the application of the core competency areas. The areas of competency included in this chapter are relevant for psychologists who define themselves as specialists in the area of cognitive and behavioral psychology and who provide independent psychological services. Moreover, these competencies have been defined and elaborated through professional consensus to the specialty of cognitive and behavioral psychology as one of 15 psychology specialty areas recognized by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Examples of both foundational and functional competencies required for best practices in the specialty of cognitive and behavioral psychology are provided and discussed.

Keywords: cognitive and behavioral psychology, professional competencies, assessment, intervention, foundational competencies, functional competencies

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.