Practicum in clinical psychology. Supervised experience in assessment and treatment of clinical problems using a wide variety of applicable techniques. Professional roles and ethical concepts of the clinical psychologist are integrated with clinical procedures.
The objectives of this clinical practicum are to help the student:
- gain supervised experience in a psychological services delivery setting;
- develop knowledge, competencies, proficiencies, skills, and abilities in psychological assessment and intervention, including empirically supported treatments;
- acquire specific skills related to developing and structuring a therapeutic relationship, selecting and implementing appropriate assessment methods, conceptualizing clinical problems, formulating intervention strategies; implementing and managing interventions, writing reports, communicating with other professionals, receiving and giving supervisory/consultative feedback in a clinical setting;
- develop an understanding of issues of cultural and individual diversity as they relate to psychological assessment and interventions;
- acquire knowledge of relevant ethical and professional standards and the ability to apply these in the clinical setting;
- develop skills for critical thinking and problem-solving in the clinical context;
- develop skills for integrating science and clinical practice;
- develop skills for self-awareness and self-evaluation;
- develop an appreciation for lifelong learning and continuing professional education.