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Describing our programs more consistently and transparently - A Taxonomy for Education and Training in Professional Psychology Health Service Specialties

  • October 16, 2020
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Some CCPPP member program representatives may be more or less aware that there has been a movement towards using consistent language in describing our training experiences gaining momentum in the US training community over the past decade.

A specific "A Taxonomy for Education and Training in Professional Psychology Health Service Specialties" has been adopted as a policy by APA. The APPIC directory service has restructured the way that member programs are being asked to describe their offerings in accordance with this. The CCPPP has been involved in stakeholder conversations about this taxonomy and sees potential application and benefit to our membership.

For more background, please see the APA website devoted to the topic or our members-only discussion board thread.

At our June 2020 Annual General Meeting, our membership began some productive conversation about making more intentional efforts in our Canadian training community to apply the "truth in advertising" logic that underpins the Taxonomy. 

We proposed to regroup as a membership in the fall to unpack this and asked members to save Oct 16, 2020 as a date for this conversation.  On September 30, 2020, in recognition of the ongoing and ever-changing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on "business-as-usual," the CCPPP executive members decided to defer this meeting until at least April 2021. We will provide updates via member emails and this post.  

In the interim, interested members are invited to continue the taxonomy conversation via the discussion board thread.

 

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