Implementing Regulations Frequently Used in Program Review

C-1: Systematic evaluation of supervision, consultation and evaluation in programs

(Commission on Accreditation, July 1997; revised January 2007, October 2008)

In the context of these sections of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation, the term “evaluation” refers to such activities as program evaluation or evaluation of an intervention at the individual or group level. It does not refer to the psychological assessment of an individual person.

Doctoral graduate programs 

B.3. In achieving its objectives, the program has and implements a clear and coherent curriculum plan that provides the means whereby all students can acquire and demonstrate substantial understanding of and competence in the following areas:

(c) Diagnosing or defining problems through psychological assessment and measurement and formulating and implementing intervention strategies (including training in empirically supported procedures). To achieve this end, the students shall be exposed to the current body of knowledge in at least the following areas: theories and methods of...consultation and supervision; and evaluating the efficacy of interventions;

At the doctoral level, students are expected to be exposed to the current body of knowledge in supervision, consultation, and evaluation.

Internship training programs

B.4. In achieving its objectives, the program requires that all interns demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of professional psychological skills, abilities, proficiencies, competencies, and knowledge in the areas of:

(b) Theories and/or methods of consultation, evaluation, and supervision;

The G&P elaborate different levels of competency expected in supervision, evaluation and consultation. Although direct experience in the practice of these activities will be the typical road to intermediate or advanced competence, actual practice is not required at the internship level.

Postdoctoral residency programs

B.3. Consistent with its philosophy or training model and the standards for the advanced substantive traditional or specialty area of professional psychology practice in which the program provides its training, the program specifies education and training objectives in terms of residents’ competencies expected upon program completion. In achieving these objectives, the program requires that all residents demonstrate an advanced level of professional psychological competencies, skills, abilities, proficiencies, and knowledge in the following content areas:

(b) consultation, program evaluation, supervision and/or teaching;

At the postdoctoral level, an advanced level of professional psychological competency and knowledge gained through professional practice is required in one or more of these areas: supervision, consultation, program evaluation and teaching.