The candidate will be able to demonstrate competency in the following Foundational and Functional Competency areas as defined below:
Professionalism. Exhibiting professional values and ethics as evidenced in behavior and comportment that reflects the values and ethics of psychology, integrity, and responsibility.
Reflective Practice/Self-Assessment, Self-Care. Practicing with personal and professional self-awareness and reflection; with awareness of competencies; with appropriate self-care.
Scientific Knowledge and Methods. Demonstrating understanding of research, research methodology, techniques of data collection and analysis, biological bases of behavior, cognitive-affective bases of behavior, and development across the lifespan. Respect for scientifically derived knowledge.
Evidence Based Practice. Demonstrating the integration of current research literature into clinical practice, research/evaluation, and other functional competency domains where applicable.
Relationships. Relating effectively and meaningfully with individuals, groups, and/or communities.
Individual and Cultural Diversity. Exhibiting awareness of, sensitivity to, and appropriate skills for working professionally with diverse individuals, groups, and communities who represent various cultural and personal backgrounds and characteristics.
Ethical/ Legal Standards and Policy. Applying ethical concepts and awareness of legal issues regarding professional activities with individuals, groups, and organizations.
Interdisciplinary Systems. Demonstrating knowledge of key issues and concepts in related disciplines; identifying and interacting with professionals in multiple disciplines
Assessment. Applying a strength-based approach to diagnosis of problems, capabilities, and issues associated with individuals, groups, and/ or organizations, case formulation, and selecting appropriate assessment and diagnostic strategies.
Intervention. Intervening with practices and procedures designed to promote health and well-being of individuals, groups, and/or organizations.
Consultation. Applying psychological principles to the change process in response to the needs and/or goals of individuals, families, groups, organizations, or communities.
SELECT FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES
Research/Evaluation. Conducting research/ evaluation of practices (theoretical, experimental, clinical, evaluative) that contribute to psychology’s knowledge base. This competency domain will be addressed only for those Candidates with Practice Samples in Research/ Evaluation.
Supervision/Training. Provides clinical instruction and/ or oversight to trainees or other practicing psychologists. This competency domain will be addressed only for those Candidates with Practice Samples in Supervision.
Teaching. Instructing students, trainees, other professionals or the general public in the science and practice of counseling psychology. This competency domain will be addressed only for those Candidates with Practice Samples in Teaching.
Management/ Administration. Working in an executive or operational capacity for an organization that provides psychological services. This competency domain will be addressed only for those Candidates with Practice Samples in Management/ Administration.