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Psychology 809

PSYC 809: Supervision

Prerequisites:  Admission into Psy.D. program or permission of instructor

Credit Hours: (3)

This course will include a didactic and an experiential aspect. Students will learn about various approaches to supervision and will also conduct supervision of less experienced graduate students under the oversight of a licensed psychologist.

 

Detailed Description of Course

This course may include the following topics:

I.     Definition of supervision

II.    Differences between supervision and consultation

III.   Ethical and legal issues associated with supervision

IV.   Cultural issues in supervision

V.    Major approaches to providing supervision

VI.   How to conduct supervision sessions at an appropriate level of skill

VII.  How to know one’s limits of competence in conducting supervision

VIII. How to write appropriate supervision notes

 

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

This course will include a didactic and an experiential aspect. Students will learn about various approaches to supervision and will also conduct supervision of less experienced graduate students under to oversight of a licensed psychologist. Students will read a book and articles on topics related to conducting supervision in an ethical, culturally competence manner, will watch demonstrations of supervision, and will conduct their own supervision sessions that will be critiqued by the course instructor.

 

Goals and Objectives of the Course

At the end of this course the student should be able to:

1.       Define supervision and differentiate it from consultation

2.       Describe the ethical and legal issues associated with supervision

3.       Identify the importance and impact of cultural issues in supervision

4.       Describe major approaches to providing supervision

5.       Conduct supervision sessions at an appropriate level of skill

6.       Know one’s limits of competence in conducting supervision

7.       Write appropriate supervision notes

 

Assessment Measures

Students will be assessed using several measures, which may include grades on written assignments, for participation in group discussion and experiential activities, and performance in applied aspects.

 

Other Course Information

None

 

Review and Approval

December 20, 2007