Hospital privileges for psychologists in the era of competencies and increased accountability

William N. Robiner, Kim E. Dixon, Jacob L. Miner, Barry A. Hong

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After campaigning to be granted hospital privileges decades ago, new issues are emerging that are affecting psychologists' hospital privileges. Some of the forces shaping hospital privileges emanate from within the field of psychology, where there has been a movement to more closely examine psychologists' competences. Other forces impinging on hospital privileges are external to psychology, most notably the Joint Commission, which has promulgated new standards for hospital-based practitioners across disciplines. This article discusses the effects of these new standards on the practice of psychology and describes the findings of a survey examining how privileges are currently obtained and maintained within hospitals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-314
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of clinical psychology in medical settings
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2010


  • Competence
  • Credentialing
  • Healthcare
  • Hospital privileges
  • Joint Commission

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