Competency Assessment Toolkit for Professional Psychology

  • Kaslow N
  • Grus C
  • Campbell L
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Abstract

A "toolkit" for professional psychology to assess student and practitioner competence is presented. This toolkit builds on a growing and long history of competency initiatives in professional psychology, as well as those in other health care disciplines. Each tool is a specific method to assess competence, appropriate to professional psychology. The methods are defined and described; information is presented about their best use, psychometrics, strengths and challenges; and future directions are outlined. Finally, the implications of professional psychology's current shift to a "culture of competency," including the challenges to implementing ongoing competency assessment, are discussed., (C) 2009 by the American Psychological Association

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  • assessment
  • benchmark
  • competencies

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Authors

  • Nadine Kaslow

  • Catherine Grus

  • Linda Campbell

  • Nadya Fouad

  • Robert Hatcher

  • Emil Rodolfa

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