PSY-654 Psychology Practicum I (F22 WD)
This series of three field placements provides opportunities for the psychology student to gain practical experience in competencies that meet their professional goals. Under the guidance of their Practicum Portfolio Faculty Mentor/Advisor in their first trimester, they are introduced to the Psychology Practicum Handbook. By their second trimester, they are expected to have developed a Practicum Portfolio to support their application to placement settings following a successful Practicum Readiness Interview with the Director of Clinical Training and their Faculty Mentor/Advisor. Once a site has been identified, the student has applied and been accepted, and the practicum experience has been approved by the Director of Clinical Training, placement begins at the beginning of Applied Sequence (fourth trimester for full-time students). Placements are in a psychology or related mental health setting under the supervision of a qualified member of the College of Psychology. Students should expect to attend one full day per week at the practicum site, although some sites may allow half-days or evenings. Each practicum consists of 300 hours including 15 hours of supervision and 75 hours of direct client contact. Remaining hours consist of report writing, research and reading, and attending and/or presenting at conferences or rounds, as directed by the student’s primary Supervisor. The Supervisor observes and assesses students against a standard of “competent” in all six MPsy program learning objectives: Interpersonal Relationships (IP); Assessment and Evaluation (AS); Intervention (NT); Research (RC); Ethics and Standards (EH); Diagnosis (DG).