What will public sector psychology look like in the year 2020? Will public sector psychologists be prepared to meet the evolving challenges and service needs encountered during the next 20 years? The purpose of this manuscript is to identify common characteristics of public sector psychology across work settings and describe the changing face of public sector psychology. Emphasis is placed on the driving forces fueling changes to the field (i.e., changing health care delivery paradigms, growth in technology and information systems, new levels of professional accountability, changing economic infrastructures, and shifts in clinical populations and points of interventions). In addition, a vision for the future of public sector psychology is offered.
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