Korean Clinical Psychology Association
[ Original Article ]
Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology - Vol. 39, No. 1, pp.64-77
ISSN: 1229-0335 (Print) 2733-4538 (Online)
Print publication date 28 Feb 2020
Received 27 Aug 2019 Revised 25 Nov 2019 Accepted 05 Dec 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15842/kjcp.2020.39.1.007

임상심리 관련 자격증 소지자들의 보수교육 욕구조사: 정신건강임상심리사 자격을 중심으로

이동주 ; 최승원
덕성여자대학교 심리학과
Assessment of Needs for the Continuing Education of Clinical Psychologists: Focusing on Mental Health Clinical Psychologists
Dong-Ju Lee ; Sung-Won Choi
Department of Psychology, Duksung Women’s University, Seoul

Correspondence to: Sung-Won Choi, Department of Psychology, Duksung Women’s University, 33 Samyang-ro 144 gil, Dobong-gu, Seoul, Korea; E-mail: karatt92@duksung.ac.kr

© 2020 Korean Clinical Psychology Association


1995년 12월 최초로 제정된 정신보건법이 2016년 정신건강복지법으로 개정되면서 보수교육 의무조항이 최초로 신설되었다. 보수교육은 자격 취득 이후에도 전문성 유지 및 향상과 환자 및 내담자에게 제공하는 정신건강 서비스의 질을 높여주는 역할을 하기 때문에 특히 이러한 서비스를 직접 제공하는 직업인 정신건건강전문요원에게는 필수적인 교육이라고 볼 수 있다. 그러나 이같은 중요성에도 불구하고 정신건강임상심리사의 보수교육은 타직역에 비해 교육의 질관리와 효율적인 운영의 근간이 되는 실태조사나 욕구조사에 대한 연구 및 논문이 전무한 실정이다. 따라서 본 연구에서는 정신건강임상심리사 보수교육의 운영과 교육참여의 활성화 방안을 모색하기 위하여 정신건강임상심리사 자격증 소지자 5인과 Focus Group Interview 형태로 욕구조사를 실시하였다. 연구 결과, 교육의 전반적인 운영 사항, 특히 실무에 도움이 되지 않거나 현실과 동떨어진 제한된 교육내용이 가장 시급한 개선사항인 것으로 드러났으며, 교육 참여 활성화와 효율적인 운영을 위하여 온라인 교육 활성화, 교육 미 이수자에 대한 행정처벌 등의 여러 의견이 도출되었다. 마지막으로 본 연구 결과를 토대로 교육의 개선사항을 제안하고자 한다.


The Mental Health Act was first enacted in December 1995 and then revised to the Mental Health Welfare Act in 2016, as a newly established mandatory provision for continuing education. The Mental Health Welfare Act is an essential educational initiative for mental health specialists who are directly providing mental health care management services. It was initiated to enhance the quality of mental health services provided to patients and clients even after qualifications have been acquired. However, despite its importance, there are no studies and research papers on needs assessments of clinical psychologists regarding quality management and effective operations of the educational system compared to other professions. Therefore, in this study, we surveyed the needs of five mental health clinical psychologists and conducted focus group interviews to find out how to operate a continuing education program and effectively promote educational participation. Results showed that the overall educational operations, particularly course contents that were considered not helpful or practical, were identified as the most urgent improvements. To promote participation and efficient operation of the educational process, several recommendations were expressed, such as activating online education programs and administrative sanctions for those who have not completed their education. Finally, improvements to education are suggested based on the results of this study.


mental health specialists, clinical psychologists, continuing education, needs assessment


정신건강임상심리사, 보수교육, 욕구조사


This paper is based on the master’s thesis of Dong-Ju Lee, and was presented at the Korean Clinical Psychology Association, April, 2019, Gwangju.

This research was supported by a grant of the Korea Mental Health R&D Project, funded by the Ministry of Health & Welfare, Republic of Korea (grant number: HM16C1970).


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