Reviewing psychologists' qualifications for career development practice in Australia

McIlveen, Peter, Hoare, Nancey, McMahon, Mary and Patton, Wendy (2010) Reviewing psychologists' qualifications for career development practice in Australia. Australian Psychologist, 45 2: 84-97. doi:10.1080/00050060903261512


Author McIlveen, Peter
Hoare, Nancey
McMahon, Mary
Patton, Wendy
Title Reviewing psychologists' qualifications for career development practice in Australia
Journal name Australian Psychologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-0067
1742-9544
Publication date 2010-06-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/00050060903261512
Volume 45
Issue 2
Start page 84
End page 97
Total pages 14
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Vocational psychology and the practice of career development are important dimensions of the psychology discipline and profession. This paper contains an overview of Australian career development practice in light of recent trends, particularly the formalisation of career development practice among professions other than psychologists. Given the advent of professional standards for Australian career development practitioners, a review of postgraduate degrees in organisational, developmental and educational, and counselling psychology was conducted to determine their correspondence with the competencies presented in the Standards. The review found significant consistency with generic competencies. Degrees in organisational psychology provided the broadest correspondence, while degrees in counselling, developmental and educational psychology had lower levels of correspondence on specific competencies. The implications of the review are discussed in light of the evolution of the career development industry and psychologists' standing in this field. © The Australian Psychological Society Ltd.
Keyword Career development
Clinical
Counselling psychology
Educational psychology
Industrial
Organisational psychology
Teaching of psychology
Vocational psychology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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