Learning Goals and Objectives for Pre-doctoral Internship Training
We understand that these goals are not mutually exclusive. We have detailed these goals to ensure that these are a focus of training throughout the intern experience at the UKCC.
Goal 1: To foster interns' clinical competence as an entry level generalist professional psychologist.
1.1 Interns will demonstrate competence in initial assessment, diagnosis, and conceptualization of psychological functioning.
1.2 Interns will demonstrate competence in the provision of short term individual psychotherapy.
1.3 Interns will demonstrate competence in the provision of group psychotherapy.
1.4 Interns will demonstrate competence in basic career assessment and decision making counseling as it connects to the overall identity development of clients.
1.5 Interns will demonstrate competence in crisis assessment intervention and consultation skills.
1.6 Interns will demonstrate competence in the use of formal assessment measures.
Goal 2: To cultivate a commitment to diversity and provision of culturally competent services.
2.1 Interns will demonstrate knowledge of self in terms of biases, personal characteristics, and cultural world view as it may impact clinical practice and professional relationships.
2.2 Interns will demonstrate cultural sensitivity in service delivery to clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and other forms of individual differences.
Goal 3: To develop interns’ knowledge, skills, and implementation of effective outreach, preventative programming, and consultation.
3.1 Interns will demonstrate the ability to design and present outreach programming.
3.2 Interns will demonstrate the ability to consult effectively with various members of the university and the community.
Goal 4: To facilitate interns’ competence in supervision.
4.1 Interns will demonstrate the ability to effectively utilize supervision.
4.2 Interns will develop skills to effectively provide supervision.
Goal 5: To develop interns’ professional knowledge, identity, and ethical integrity as psychologists
5.1 Interns will demonstrate a commitment to ethical practice in all of their professional roles.
5.2 Interns will demonstrate the ability to engage in reflective practice in all of their professional roles.
5.3 Interns will develop a sense of professional identity as a psychologist.