A Study of Board Certification in Child Psychiatry as a Valid Indicator of Clinical Competence

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  • This report describes a research project carried out by the Child Psychiatry Board to improve the validity and reliability of its examination. Suggestions are made for changing a certification “event” to a certification “process,” which would begin in training, where certain competencies determined by the study of practice are best evaluated, and continue on throughout a child psychiatrist's career via the evaluation of his or her continuing education experience. © 1977, The American Academy of Child Psychiatry. All rights reserved.
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  • McDermott JF; McGuire C; Berner ES
  • Start Page

  • 517
  • End Page

  • 525
  • Volume

  • 16
  • Issue

  • 3