Changing Educational Needs of Psychologists: Do We Need More Medical Knowledge, Basic Science and More Psychological Science?

  • Cynthia D. Belar


Psychologists of the 21st century must be highly skilled and versatile to function effectively in academic health centers (AHCs). Thus, the current paper focuses on the training psychologists receive to prepare them for their diverse roles in AHCs. The paper is framed around the question: Do we need more medical knowledge, basic science and more psychological science? posed to the author by the conference organizers of the 3rd National Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (APAHC) Conference and is based on the perspective of the author.


Education Competencies Psychology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American Psychological AssociationWashingtonUSA

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