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Chapter 8

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Scope of Competence
Barnett and Johnson (2010)
Consider the scope of our competence. Being competent in one area does not mean the we are competent in other areas
Generalist
A practicioner who is able to work with a broad range of problems and client populations
Specialist
A worker who has developed competence in a particular area of practice, such as , career development, addiction counseling, eating disorders
Competence
Barnett and Johnson (2008)
Ability to perform according to the standards of the profession
Diligence
Welfel (2010) A diligent professional gives deliberate care to appropriate assessment and intervention for a client's problem, and maintains that care until services are completed
Therapist Competence
The skills and training required to effectively and appropriately treat clients in a specific area of practice
Competence
An ethical and legal concept
Ethically required to protect and serve clients
Legally - incompetent practicioners are vulnerable to malpractice suits and can be held legally responsible in a court of law (Corey&Herlihy, 2006b)
Psychology competence
Does not currently have methods to readily or reliably assess the integration of knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the performance of professional functions that comprise competence. (Lichtenberg and colleagues (2007)
Kaslow and colleagues (2007)
Formative and Summative evaluations should be integrated
Formative assessment
Developmentally informed process that provides useful feedback during one's training and throughout one's professional career
Summative assessment
End point evaluation typically completed at the end of a professional program or when applying for licensure status
Referrals
Consider a referral as a final intervention after you have a exhausted other interventions including consulting.
Board of Curators of Univ. of Missouri V Horowitz (1978)
The court held that the student had been informed of faculty's dissatisfaction with her performance and did not make improvements.Student's dismissal was not a violation of her rights
Shaffer v Trustees of CA State and Colleges (1977)
Staff determined practicum work was unsatisfactory and court held that faculty may require students to complete special requirements as long as the requirements are not arbitrary
Credentialing
Sweeney (1995) An approach for identifying individuals by occupational group, involving at least three methods:
Registry, certification and Licensure
Registry
A voluntary listing of individuals who use a title or provide a service. It represents the least degree of regulation of practice
Licensure and certification
1.Both require applicants to meet specific requirements in terms of education and training and acceptance from practicing professionals.
2. Both rely on tests to determine which applicants have met the standards and deserve to be granted a credential.
3.Assure the public the practitioner has completed minimum educational programs, supervised hours, and some type of evaluation or screening
Certification
Voluntary attempt by a group to promote a professional identity. It confirms that the practitioner has met a set of minimum standards established by the certification agency
Licensure statutes
Determine and govern professional practice. It specifies what the holder of the license can do and what others cannot do.
Licensure
All states except California provide this
Master's degree 60 hours of study
Supervised experience (2000-3000 hours)
Comprehensive Exam
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