Competency initiatives for professional psychology

Two work groups will develop resources related to defining and assessing competence in professional psychology
The Board of Educational Affairs has charged two work groups with developing resources for education and training programs related to defining and assessing competence in professional psychology. One group, the Competency Benchmarks Work Group, is revising a document that provides benchmarks for the core competency areas at three developmental stages (readiness for practicum, readiness for internship, readiness for entry to practice). The revised document will be disseminated to the public via the APA website in the near future. The Competency Assessment Toolkit Work Group is developing a toolkit for professional psychology that includes fact sheets about the use and applicability of various methods to assess competence. The work of this group is also in its final stages. Both groups are staffed by the Office of Graduate and Postgraduate Education and Training. For more information about competence initiatives for professional psychology, visit the Office of Graduate and Postgraduate Education and Training.