Training Model

(Overall Curriculum is Sequential, Cumulative, and Graded in Complexity)

CONTENT AREAS

PSYCHOLOGICAL
FOUNDATIONS

Human Development
Human Diversity
Bases (ABCS) of Behavior:

  • Affective
    (Personality Theory)
  • Biological
  • Cognitive
  • Social

History/Systems of Psyh
Professional Issues &
Ethics

RESEARCH

Statistics
Quanitive Methods
Qualitative Methods
Advanced Methods
Dissertation Research

ASSESSMENT

Tests & Measurements
Intellectual Assessment
Personality Assessment

  • Objective
  • Projective

Neuropsychological
(Career)
Data Integration &
Report Writing

 

THERAPY

Theories of Counseling
& Psychology
Techniques of Counseling
& Psychotherapy
Adult Psychpathology
Child Psychopathology
Evidence-Based Practice
Practicum
Internship

Course within each follow a progression that is Sequential, Cumulative, and Graded in Complexity (Top to Bottom).


Goals, Objectives, and Competencies

Goal #1: Provide broad and general knowledge.
Objective 1-1: Produce graduates who demonstrate substantial knowledge and understanding of the historical and scientific bases of psychology.
Competency 1-1.1: Students will demonstrate acquisition and understanding of the current body of knowledge in Biological Bases of Behavior, Cognitive & Affective Bases of Behavior, Social Bases of Behavior, and History & Systems of Psychology.
Objective 1-2: Produce graduates who will have functional knowledge and skill in research methods and data analysis.
Competency 1-2.1: Students will demonstrate functional knowledge of data collection, including sampling, distributions, surveys, observations, and types of measurement.
Competency 1-2.2: Students will demonstrate functional knowledge and skill in data analysis techniques.
Objective 1-3: Produce graduates who will have functional knowledge of psychological measurement and psychometric theory.
Competency 1-3.1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of psychometric principles affecting the quality of data derived from testing.
Competency 1-3.2: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the various types of psychological tests and measures of human behavior.
Competency 1-3.3: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the legal, ethical, and industry standards regarding the appropriate use of psychological tests.

Goal #2: Provide knowledge of the foundations of clinical practice

Objective 2-1: Produce graduates who demonstrate substantial knowledge in the basic issues involved in clinical practice.
Competency 2-1.1: Students will demonstrate acquisition and understanding of the current body of knowledge in Human Development, Personality Theories, Psychopathology and Dysfunctional Behavior, Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy, Evidence-Based Practice, and Contextual Factors.
Competency 2-1.2: Students will demonstrate acquisition and understanding of the current body of knowledge in professional standards, ethics, and law pertaining to the practice of psychology.
Objective 2-2: Produce graduates who have knowledge and understanding of cultural and individual differences.
Competency 2-2.1: Students will demonstrate acquisition and understanding of the current body of knowledge in cultural and individual differences.
Competency 2-2.2: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the relevance of cultural and individual differences in diagnostic work and the provision of clinical services.

Goal #3: Develop clinical practitioners who have entry-level expertise in assessment and diagnosis of mental disorders.

Objective 3-1: Produce graduates who are able to select appropriate instruments and diagnose and define clinical problems through appropriate use of psychological assessment and measurement techniques.
Competency 3-1.1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of assessment methodologies and demonstrate diagnostic skills.
Competency 3-1.2: Students will demonstrate skill in combining and integrating assessment data from multiple sources and providing results effectively in written form.

Goal #4: Develop clinical practitioners who have entry-level expertise in planning and treatment of mental disorders and other physical and emotional impairments for which psychological interventions are appropriate.

Objective 4-1: Produce graduates who are able to use assessment results and other clinical information to formulate a case, plan treatment, and implement appropriate therapeutic interventions and other clinical applications.
Competency 4-1.1: Students will demonstrate substantial acquisition and understanding of the current body of knowledge related to integration of assessment results and use of results in treatment planning.
Competency 4-1.2: Students will demonstrate substantial acquisition and understanding of the current body of knowledge related to case formulation and treatment planning.
Competency 4-1.3: Students will demonstrate substantial acquisition and understanding of the current body of knowledge related to therapeutic interventions and other clinical applications.
Competency 4-1.4: Students will demonstrate effective implementation of appropriate intervention skills.
Objective 4-2: Produce graduates who are able to effectively evaluate treatment efficacy.
Competency 4-2.1: Students will demonstrate substantial knowledge and understanding of clinical outcome measures to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of interventions.
Competency 4-2.2: Students will demonstrate appropriate implementation of clinical outcome measures to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of interventions.

Goal #5: Develop clinical practitioners who have entry-level expertise in report writing and professional communication.

Objective 5-1: Produce graduates who are able to effectively and ethically communicate assessment results, clinical formulations, and other clinical perspectives through report writing and other forms of professional communication.
Competency 5-1.1: Students will demonstrate substantial acquisition and understanding of the current body of knowledge related to ethical and effective writing of professional reports including case notes and reports related to intakes, assessment, diagnoses, case formulations, and treatment planning.
Competency 5-1.2: Students will demonstrate implementation of ethical and effective communication skills in professional interactions with clients, colleagues, and professionals in other disciplines.

Goal #6: Develop practitioner-scholars who understand and are sensitive to issues of multiculturalism and individual differences.

Objective 6-1: Produce graduates who are able to identify and understand issues of multiculturalism and individual differences.
Competency 6-1.1: Students will demonstrate substantial acquisition and understanding of the current body of knowledge including theory, research, and applications related to issues of multiculturalism and individual differences.
Competency 6-1.2: Students will demonstrate substantial understanding and skill development in providing culturally competent services by integrating an awareness of cultural and individual differences into all aspects of their professional work including, but not limited to, assessment, diagnosis, case formulation, treatment planning, and interventions.

Goal #7: Develop practitioner-scholars who are committed to lifelong learning and ongoing development of clinical knowledge and skills in the context of an evolving body of scientific and theoretical knowledge and who participate in activities and causes related to psychology.

Objective 7-1: Produce graduates who are committed to lifelong professional learning.
Competency 7-1.1: Students will engage in educational and training activities that go beyond classroom learning to extend their clinical knowledge and skills.
Objective 7-2: Produce graduates who are committed to active participation in the field of clinical psychology.
Competency 7-2.1: Students will hold membership and actively participate in psychology groups and organizations such as advocacy groups and psychological associations.
Competency 7-2.2: Students are encouraged to submit scholarly articles for publication in refereed journals and for professional presentation at conferences and other meetings of psychological groups and associations.

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