Oscar Barreda

Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Clinton Layne, William Nolan, Harry Robe

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


Chapter I will be concerned with a definition and classification of psychology as a science, the process to be followed in order to obtain a degree in psychology or a professional title, some characteristics of a psychologist, and finally the place in which psychology as a profession stands from an ethical and legal position.

Chapter II will refer to psychological knowledge, standards and principles which defined psychotherapy practices. It will also be descriptive of some psychological services and delivery systems for such services.

From the great variety of programs and fields of study found in the United States today, according to the “Graduate Study in Psychology for 1973-74” (American Psychological Association, 1972), several universities have been selected and examined from catalogues, brochures and other information with respect to their programs, the goals to be achieved, the emphasis given to certain matters, practices and techniques; and in general – according to each model – an ideal program for psychotherapists in the United States has been outlined. Chapter III shows the results of that overview of the training program in the United States.

In Chapter IV, a similar process will be followed to determine the basic characteristics of a training program of a psychotherapist in Peru. An analysis of the current program in psychotherapy training in Peru with their strength and weaknesses will be made in this chapter. In this final chapter, recommendations also will be made for a training program which, while it will not be based or patterned after a particular program of a university in the United States, will incorporate some ideas which may be adapted to the situation present in Peru.


Clinical Psychology | International and Area Studies | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences