Later in the year, the AAAP accepted the recommendation and planned a conference to address training guidelines for graduate programs.
Graduate education in psychology: Past, present, and future. That the Boulder Model monopolizes the energies of students, demanding that they spend a large portion of their graduate careers studying research methods that they will not use in professional practice, and depriving them of intensive and extensive formal training and apprenticeship in the art and craft of psychotherapy.
The early drafts recommended that students first gain a sound grounding in scientific psychology, followed later by coursework and internships in more applied practice skills. This committee's primarily responsibility was to decide upon an effective model for education at the graduate level.
That diversity of clinical approaches is restricted as programs emphasize those methods that can be easily measured. By December, the report was known as "The Shakow Report". That the Boulder Model promotes a view of humans and their suffering that has been simplified to the point at which it does not yield significantly clinically useful guidance to determine practice.