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The present study examined differences in reflective judgment between graduate students in Behavior Modification and Clinical/Counseling Psychology. Differences in reflective judgment were examined with respect to three factors: dualism, multiplism, and relativism. Each subject was given the Epistemological Cognition's Scale. This 48 point questionnaire was administered to 28 subjects, 14 from each department. This scale uses questions developed from Perry's scheme and Kitchner and King's 1981 model to determine the different levels of reflective judgment for each program. The results indicate that there was a difference between programs on the factor of dualism, but no differences on multiplism, or relativism. Issues regarding education and the basis of each program are raised, and implications for further study are suggested.