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Pertains to a therapist being able to render effective assessment or treatment in a specific area by virtue of his or her education, training, and supervised experience.
An ethical and a legal concept. From an ethical perspective, competence is required of practitioners if they are to protect and serve their clients. From a legal standpoint, incompetent practitioners are vulnerable to malpractice suits and can be held legally responsible in a court of law.
A developmentally informed process that provides useful feedback during one's training and throughout one's professional career.
An end point evaluation typically completed at the end of a professional program or when applying for licensure status.
Pertains to psychological health and includes characteristics such as self-awareness, emotional stability, balance, meaning in life, self-acceptance, and courage.
Pertains to the level of honesty, caring, and integrity with which a person interacts with others.
Pertains to difficulties that may impede or interfere with carrying out professional responsibilities. Some of these difficulties might include deficient knowledge, limited clinical skills, inadequate technical skills, poor judgment, and disturbing interpersonal attributes.
Pertains to the role of faculty in a clinical training program in identifying and intervening with students and trainees who exhibit problematic behaviors for the purpose of consumers.
A voluntary listing of individuals who use a title or provide a service. Registration represents the least degree of regulation of practice.
Confirms that the practitioner has met a set of minimum standards established by the certification agency. Gives practitioners the right to use a specific title, but it does not ensure quality practice, nor does it govern practice.
Determine and govern professional practice. Licensure acts, sometimes called practice acts, specify what the holder of the license can do and what others cannot do.
An organized system by which practitioners within a profession assess one another's services.
An integral part of your training as a helping professional and one of the ways in which you can acquire the competence needed to fulfill your professional responsibilities. Supervision provides a context for examining your beliefs and attitudes regarding clients and therapy.
Informed consent in supervision
Providing supervisees with adequate information about their rights and responsibilities at the beginning of the supervisory relationship.
Those who are responsible for training and evaluation of supervisees and who function in multiple roles as teacher, mentor, consultant, counselor, adviser, and evaluator.
Liability that occurs when supervisors are derelict in the supervision of their trainees, when they give trainees inappropriate advice about treatment, or when they give tasks to trainees that exceed their competence.
Pertains to the responsibilities that supervisors have because of the actions of their supervisees. Legal responsibility of supervisors for the negligent acts of supervisees if these acts are provided within the scope of the supervisory relationship.
Pertains to addressing in the supervisory relationship various concerns that includes race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, gender, and age.
An active and collaborative approach to the supervisory relationship in which the supervisee is viewed as resourceful and knowledgeable. Power is shared between the supervisor and supervisee with the aim of empowering the supervisee.
Multiple-role relationships in supervision
Exists when a supervisor has concurrent or consecutive professional or nonprofessional relationships with a supervisee in addition to the supervisor-supervisee relationship, and when these roles or relationships conflict.
A process in which a human service professional assists a consultee with a work-related problem with a client-system, with the goal of helping both the consultee and the client system in some specified way.
Encourages both client and therapist to specify the goals of the therapy and the methods likely to be employed in obtaining these goals. It is one way to clarify the shared responsibility in a therapeutic relationship.
Evaluating the relevant factors in a client's life to identify themes for exploration in the therapeutic process.
The official guide to a system of classifying psychological disorders, known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Text Revision), gives specific criteria for classifying emotional and behavioral disorders and shows the differences among the various disorders.
Identifying a specific mental disorder based on a pattern of symptoms that leads to a specific diagnosis found in the DSM-IV-TR.
Psychodiagnosis (or psychological diagnosis)
A general term covering the process of identifying an emotional or behavioral problem and making a statement about the current status of a client.
The process of distinguishing one form of mental disorder from another by determining which of two (or more) disorders with similar symptoms the person is suffering from.
An approach to health-care treatment that stresses time-limited interventions, cost-effective methods, and focuses on preventive rather than curative strategies.
Individual practitioners determine the costs and length of treatment without a review process from outside sources.
Refers to the use of predefined criteria to evaluate treatment necessity, appropriateness of therapeutic intervention, and therapy effectiveness.
Interventions that have empirical evidence to support their use with specific problems. Also known as empirically-supported treatments.
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