The Taxonomy Initiative is a full year plan to improve upon our specialty taxonomies and promulgate them across our affiliated specialty councils and other organizations. The 2021 Taxonomy Initiative was developed in collaboration with the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Subspecialties in Professional Psychology (CRSSPP), and a Workgroup from the Interorganizational Summit 4.0 on Specialty, Specialization, and Board Certification. Each of the CoS Member Specialties has agreed to conduct a thorough and systematic review of their own Specialty Taxonomy for needed edits.
CoS Taxonomy Documents for Specialty Councils
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Outlines 2021 CoS Taxonomy Initiative plan and timetable for meeting the goal that each specialty review, revise as needed, and submit Taxonomy Grid for approval by CoS Board of Directors by end of 2021.
Defines the role of the CoS Executive Council in consultative guidance and review of taxonomy submissions and CoS Board of Directors role in final approval of a Taxonomy.
Tools to Prepare a Revised Specialty E & T Taxonomy Grid
Designed to assure that each specialty submits an E & T Taxonomy that is comparable in format, use of terms, provision of explanatory footnotes, and provision of program examples using E & T language for each stage of training in the specialty.
Provides detailed information for the completion of a Specialty's Taxonomy Grid. The CoS Executive Council can provide additional guidance or answer questions that arise when preparing Taxonomyfor review.
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