Doctoral Internship

Training Model

Competency-Based Approach to Training and Evaluation

Competence is defined as "the habitual and judicious use of communication, knowledge, technical skills, clinical reasoning, emotions, values, and reflection in daily practice for the benefit of the individual and community being served" (Epstein & Hundert, 2002, p 227).  Our conceptualization and implementation of a competency based approach to training is outline in the following bulleted points:

Epstein, R. M., & Hundert, E. M. (2002). Defining and assessing professional competence. Journal of the American Medical Association, 287, 226–235. doi:10.1001/jama.287.2.226

Kaslow, N. J., Falender, C. A., & Grus, C. L. (2012). Valuing and practicing competency-based supervision: A transformational leadership perspective. Training And Education In Professional Psychology, 6(1), 47-54. doi:10.1037/a0026704

Kaslow, N. J. and Keilin, W. G. (2006), Internship Training in Clinical Psychology: Looking into Our Crystal Ball. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 13: 242–248. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2850.2006.00031.x

Stoltenberg, C. D., Pace, T. M., Kashubeck-West, S., Biever, J. L., Patterson, T., & Welch, I. D. (2000).

Training models in counseling psychology: Scientist-practitioner versus practitioner-scholar. The Counseling Psychologist, 28, 622–640. doi:10.1177/0011000000285002