College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Substance abuse training in APA-accredited doctoral programs in clinical psychology: A survey

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1994

Keywords

Substance Abuse Training, APA Accredited Doctoral Clinical Psychology Programs

Publication Title

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

ISSN

0735-7028

Volume

25

Issue/No.

1

Abstract

A survey addressing training provided in the area of substance abuse was mailed to all 160 doctoral clinical psychology programs provisionally and fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). A total of 95 replies were received (59%). This study was conducted to ascertain whether levels of doctoral training in this area have changed appreciably since comparable surveys by J. A. Selin and S. Svanum (1981) and B. Lubin et al (1986). Because of the considerable increase in number of APA-accredited PsyD programs since the previous 2 surveys, it was also possible to compare relative levels of training in substance abuse in PhD, PsyD, and combined PhD/PsyD programs. Survey results did not suggest that substance abuse training either has changed markedly over time or differs substantially across types of degree programs.

DOI

10.1037/0735-7028.25.1.80