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Internationalization of psychology education and psychology training: Standards and Requirements


The EuroPsy is a European standard of education and training which enables individual psychologists to be recognised as having a European-level qualification in psychology. EuroPsy was mainly developed in order to set a quality benchmark of education and practice in psychology, and therefore to protect the public, and to improve mobility for psychologists between countries in Europe.

European Curriculum on Work and Organizational Psychology: Reference Model and Minimal Standards The European Network of Organizational and Work Psychologists (ENOP) is a network of university professors in work and organizational psychology. During the 1990's ENOP has developed a model of the curriculum for the training of work and organizational psychologists in Europe. The document defines a standard for the basic training in W&O psychology, that is to say the minimum requirements that curricula should meet in order to be considered as providing the necessary academic preparation for professional work and research in W&O psychology.

United Kingdom

UK subject benchmarks - Subject benchmark statements provide a means for the UK academic community to describe the nature and characteristics of programmes in a specific subject. They also represent general expectations about the standards for the award of qualifications at a given level and articulate the attributes and capabilities that those possessing such qualifications should be able to demonstrate.

Psychology benchmark statement for honours degree level Subject benchmark statement explaining the core competencies at honours degree level

Psychology benchmark statement for counseling and psychotherapy Subject benchmark statement explaining the core competencies at master degree in counseling and psychotherapy

Clinical psychology Benchmark statement Subject benchmark statement explaining the core competencies in clinical psychology

Clinical psychology and applied psychology (clinical associate): Scottish subject benchmark statement A vision and framework for the provision of clinical psychology services for NHS Scotland

Doctorate degree Professional Doctorates are available in all areas of psychology. In the UK the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology has been around for a long time and newer courses in Educational, Occupational, Sports and Counselling Psychology are now available.


Recognition of Professional Qualifications in Germany: European and international degrees: FAQ FAQ: Recognition of Professional Qualifications. European and international degrees

Guidelines for Psychologists and Students of Psychology Wanting to Come to Germany to Study or to Work Guidelines for Psychologists and Students of Psychology Wanting to Come to Germany to Study or to Work. Where is it possible to study psychology as a major in Germany?

United States

Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (n.d.) Requirements to Practice Psychology: Typical requirements to become a licensed psychologist in U.S. & Canada. Licensure for the independent practice of psychology requires a doctoral degree in psychology in most states, provinces, and territories of the U.S. and Canada. About half the states, provinces and territories also have a category of licensure for the practice of psychology under the supervision of a doctoral level licensed psychologist, often called Psychological Associate, which usually requires at least a master's degree in psychology. Degrees must be obtained from programs that meet specific criteria, such as regional accreditation and certain course work requirements, set out in laws and regulations.

APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major (2006), American Psychological Association The APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major captures a set of optimal expectations for performance at the completion of the baccalaureate degree by students who major in psychology.

International Quality Assurance for Psychology Education and Training. Resolution from the American Psychological Association, 2010 Quality assurance in international education and training: APA as a learning partner. APA adopts as its policy an approach to engage internationally in a spirit of sustained learning and collaboration, and to promote the development of international discussions to set the framework for policy on quality assurance in psychology education and training.

National Standards for High School Education in Psychology. August 2011, American Psychological Association This is the most recent revision of the document originally entitled National Standards for the Teaching of High School Psychology, first approved by the APA Council of Representatives in August 1999 and revised as the National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula in August 2005. This second revision is effective as of August 2011 and supersedes the previous versions.