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date: 01 October 2020

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Doctoral education of health service psychologists includes a year of clinical experience as a required element for conferral of the degree. This chapter reviews the historical development of the internship and describes common structural components, including governance structures, funding mechanisms, and issues related to timing in the sequence of training. Special attention is paid to current problems and controversies, including the supply/demand imbalance, stipend support, broad and general training, emerging markets, financial responsibilities of doctoral programs, and accreditation as a national standard.

Keywords: internship, internship imbalance, supply/demand imbalance, doctoral education of health service psychologists, accreditation

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