Volume 14, Issue 1 (1985)
Response to Trachtman's Article
Jack I. Bardon
On the stage of professional politics,scenes shift quickly and people come and go.What plays in Peoria at one time does not attract an audience at another time. In November,1981 at the Olympia Conference on the Future of School Psychology, the issues of doctoral versus non doctoral training and entry level for independent practice played very well. Trachtman, as the final speaker at the Conference, had the last word and aroused passions by his eloquent plea to continue to confront these issues and to make the American Psychological Association NASP’s enemy. He played his part well. Passions, including mine,were aroused. As I pointed out in one of my articles, referred to by Trachtman in his paper (Bardon, 1982), the impetus for my proposals was my reaction to the wide differences of opinion about the nature and practice of school psychology presented at that Conference,capped by Trachtman’s final speech.
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