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Learning Goals and Objectives for 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 clinical competence as an entry level generalist professional psychologist.

1.1 To demonstrate competence in initial assessment, diagnosis, and conceptualization of psychological functioning.

1.2 To demonstrate competence in the provision of short term individual psychotherapy.

1.3 To demonstrate competence in the provision of group psychotherapy.

1.4 To 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 To demonstrate awareness of self as a cultural being in assessment, treatment, supervision, and consultation.

2.2 To apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding dimensions of diversity to all professional work.

Goal 3: To develop knowledge, skills, and ability to implement effective outreach, preventative programming, and consultation.

3.1 To demonstrate the ability to design and present outreach programming.

3.2 To demonstrate the ability to consult effectively with various members of the university and the community.

Goal 4: To facilitate competence in supervision.

4.1 Interns will develop skills to effectively provide supervision.

Goal 5:To develop scientific and professional knowledge, identity, and ethical integrity as psychologists

5.1 To demonstrate a commitment to ethical practice in all of their professional roles. 

5.2 To demonstrate the ability to engage in reflective practice, self-assessment, and self-care, and to seek consultation when needed.

5.3 To develop a sense of professional identity as a psychologist. 

5.4 To demonstrate professional values and attitudes in all of their roles.

5.5 To apply scientific methods to practice and demonstrates advanced knowledge of core science.

5.6 To develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of clients, colleagues, and communities, and to manage difficult communication.



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