Competence-based training and assessment by portfolio: the health psychology model

Elander, James, Towell, Tony and Fox, Pauline ORCID: (2007) Competence-based training and assessment by portfolio: the health psychology model. Psychology, Learning and Teaching, 6 (2). pp. 73-79. ISSN 1475-7257

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All UK postgraduate qualifications in applied areas of psychology will soon be competence-based. This will improve the professional recognition and esteem of applied psychology, and make it easier to transfer qualifications between psychology and other disciplines and between psychology sub-disciplines. However, the changes pose considerable challenges because there is very little clear evidence about the effectiveness of competence-based training and portfolio assessment. Health psychology has led the development of competence-based training in psychology with the ‘stage two’ qualification in health psychology, and this article considers postgraduate health psychology training in the context of what is known about competence-based training and portfolio assessment in professions such as medicine, nursing and education. This raises a number of questions for professional training and qualifications in psychology.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.2304/plat.2007.6.2.73
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Psychology Learning & Teaching, Vol.6, Issue 2, Sept-2007 by Sage Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2016. It is available at:
Keywords: professional training, qualifications, psychology
Subjects: Psychology
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2012 10:41
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:39


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