Benchmarks Evaluation System
The Benchmark Evaluation System provides the means for graduate programs to evalauate their success in meeting the Competency Benchmarks for Professional Psychology, a set of core competencies for professional psychology that students should develop during their training.
The benchmarks evaluation system, just like the benchmarks document, was designed as a resource, not as a mandate, for training programs. Programs are free to modify the examples (behavioral anchors from the Appendix (DOC, 315KB)) and identify additional examples or competencies that relate to their specific program goals and outcomes and to select the specific clusters they wish to use.
Revised Competency Benchmarks in Professional Psychology (DOC, 239KB)
This document presents the benchmarks competency model and includes all the core competencies (by cluster), the essential elements for each and the behavioral anchors. These are included for all levels.
Benchmarks Rating Form all levels (DOC, 194KB)
This form contains the essential components for all the benchmarks competencies for all levels (readiness for practicum, readiness for internship, readiness for practice)
Benchmarks Rating Form Appendix (DOC, 315KB)
This form contains the behavioral examples (anchors) for all of the essential components at all levels.
Readiness for Practicum Level Rating Form (DOC, 123KB)
This form contains the essential components for all the benchmarks competencies at the readiness for practicum level.
Readiness for Internship Level Rating Form (DOC, 149KB)
This form contains the essential components for all the benchmark competencies at the readiness for internship level.
Readiness for Entry to Practice Level Rating Form (DOC, 137KB)
This form contains the essetential components for all the benchmark competencies at the readiness for practice level.
Revised Benchmarks — Clusters and Competencies (PDF, 60KB)
Interpersonal Professional Relationships Rating Form (DOC, 131KB)
This form can be used to rate competencies related to interpersonal relationships that appear in the benchmarks document.