Global Promise

Global Promise : Quality assurance and accountability in professional psychology

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Psychology has become a global profession. Professionals are now readily able to practice in geographic areas far from where they were trained. In practice, psychology has a social contract with the public to promote human and societal welfare, all the while responsible for the constant upkeep of systems that promote, maintain, and demand quality from health care professionals. This book examines the tools needed for evaluating the crucial components of quality assurance - education, training, accreditation and designation, licensing and credentialing, ethics, mobility, and continuing professional development - from an international perspective, with a specific focus on practices in the US, Canada, the European Union, Latin America and Australia. An international team of contributors synthesizes the progress made in implementing quality assurance mechanisms across the globe and offers diverse perspectives as to how the wider international community can promote quality and mobility.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 18mm | 399.16g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195306082
  • 9780195306088

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...subtly encourages the profession of psychology to move toward international standards for quality assurance. * PsycCritiques *show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction to International Quality Assurance for Psychology ; 2. Quality Assessment in Higher Education through Accreditation ; Cameo 1. ASPPB/National Register Designation Project ; Cameo 2. Accreditation in Canada ; 3. Methods to Evaluate Competency and to Enhance Quality Assurance Internationally and Across Professions ; 4. Codes of Ethics, Conduct, and Standards as Vehicles of Accountability ; 5. Latin America ; 5. Practice and Regulation of Professional Psychology in Latin America ; 6. Professional Mobility and Quality Assurance within the European Union ; 7. The Netherlands ; 7. Accountability of Psychology in the Netherlands ; Cameo 5. Education and Training of a Professional Psychologist in South Africa: A Personal Perspective ; Cameo 6. Accountability in Professional Psychology: The Improvement in Mainland China ; 9. Quality Assurance in Professional Psychology Education ; 10. The Promotion of International Mobility ; 11. Synthesis and Concluding Commentsshow more

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