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date: 22 September 2019

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This chapter reviews the history of postdoctoral training; the development of national standards and accrediting bodies such as the Association of Postdoctoral and Internship Training Centers (APPIC) and the APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA) (formerly the Committee on Accreditation); and the types of opportunities available, including those targeted towards specialty practice and informal postdoctoral training. This chapter concludes by highlighting advantages and challenges of postdoctoral experiences, the host of personal and professional factors that may guide one’s decisions related to postdoctoral training, and recommendations for future directions.

Keywords: Postdoctoral residency/training, specialties, accreditation, competencies

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