TRAINING FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS IN FRENCH UNIVERSITIES: EDUCATIONAL MODEL AND CURRENT ISSUES
We present the main characteristics of the model used by French universities in training future psychologists in France, focusing on:
We also present the following problems:
We highlight and examine the resistance factors in the French system in regards to the above problems. In particular, we examine the ensuing problems that the autonomy of universities brings up as well as its paradoxes; the statutory constraints of the occupation of professor-researcher; the various degrees and qualifications of dubious recognition available in the market; and the paradoxical relations between research and training.
Further, we examine a few potential factors of change: the issue of evaluation of students and following that, the issue of professional integration are beginning to generate more debate; new means of gaining the title of “psychologist” through the "recognition of prior experience and learning" or through the recognition of foreign degrees compels one to redefine the required competences; lastly; the establishment of the European Degree of Psychology is beginning to render the Franco-French debate obsolete.
© 2008 Victor Karandashev