Attainment of Competencies in Clinical Psychology Training: Ways Forward in the Australian Context

Pachana, Nancy A., Sofronoff, Kate, Scott, Theresa and Helmes, Edward (2011) Attainment of Competencies in Clinical Psychology Training: Ways Forward in the Australian Context. Australian Psychologist, 46 2: 67-76. doi:10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00029.x


Author Pachana, Nancy A.
Sofronoff, Kate
Scott, Theresa
Helmes, Edward
Title Attainment of Competencies in Clinical Psychology Training: Ways Forward in the Australian Context
Journal name Australian Psychologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-0067
Publication date 2011-06-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00029.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 46
Issue 2
Start page 67
End page 76
Total pages 10
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Language eng
Abstract Debates over models of professional training have occurred in several health disciplines, including psychology. Currently, clinical competencies form the backbone of training in clinical psychology and in standards for the accreditation of such training programs, with sample domains including ethical and legal issues, assessment, intervention, and experience with a diversity of clients across cultures and the lifespan. We review a range of models for clinical competencies that have been put forth in the international literature and report on results of a survey of students undertaking clinical training as to the methods of assessment used in their training programs. Results showed that direct competency assessment was less commonly used than expected from the stated accreditation standards. One factor behind the results may be that ways to assess such competencies remain elusive. In this article, several models of clinical competencies are put forward, along with a method of assessing such competencies within an Australian context.
Keyword Accreditation
Clinical psychology training
Competencies
Teaching
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Wed, 19 Oct 2011, 06:04:14 EST by Prof Nancy A Pachana on behalf of School of Psychology