Program Competencies

​The table below describes how each of the training components relates to the Clinical Program competencies.  

Competency

1. Breadth in the theoretical and empirical underpinning of psychology

​Related Training Activities
      • Coursework in foundational areas
      • Elective coursework
      • Department colloquia
      • Exposure to nonclinical doctoral students
      • Student review
2. Breadth and depth in psychological research

​Related Training Activities
      • ​​Coursework in research design
      • Coursework in statistics
      • Elective coursework
      • Research with faculty mentor
      • Thesis
      • Dissertation
      • Student review

3. Breadth and depth in assessment and intervention

Related Training Activities
      • Re​quired clinical courses
      • Six semesters of practica
      • Elective course work
      • Clinical qualifying examination
      • Predoctoral internship
      • Student review
4. Knowledge of the guidelines outlined in the APA Code of Ethics 1 for Psychologists and the Standards for Providers

Related Training Activities​
      • Coursework  in ethics and professional issues
      • At least the first practicum year is completed at the Psychological Training  and Consultation Center (PTCC) where students attend a weekly seminar devoted to discussion of ethics and professional issues
      • Three years of practica
      • Required IRB for thesis, dissertation, and other research
      • Clinical qualifying examination
      • Predoctoral internship
5. Knowledge that allows for practice in an increasingly diverse society in a socially responsible manner

Related Training Activities

      • Coursework  in ethics and professional issues
      • Coursework in ethnic and minority issues
      • Elective coursework
      • Bi-weekly clinical colloquia
      • Diversity is discussed in most clinical courses
      • Practica experiences with minority clients
      • Practica experiences with disabled clients
      • At least one practicum year at the Psychological Training and Consultation Center(PTCC); this facility uses a sliding-fee scale and serves many clients of low/no incomeSupervisors discuss the social implications of clinical work
      • Clinical qualifying examination
      • Predoctoral Internship

6. A commitment to life-long learning

Related Training Activitie​​s

      • ​​Bi-we​ekly clinical colloquia
      • Students are encouraged to join professional organizations, attend professional meetings, and present their work at professional meetings
      • Faculty model life-long learning by maintaining membership in professional organizations, ​presenting at professional meetings, and keeping current with research
1American Psychological Association. (2002) Ethical Principles of Psychologists. (Available from Author, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242. Telephone: 800-374-2721; 202-336-5500. TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123)