PSYD 705 - PSYD Practicum IA (1)
In this Year 1 Fieldwork course students are oriented to the practice of professional psychology. The focus is on the interviewing skills for joining with the client, understanding and respecting cultural and other contextual aspects, rapport building, and assessment, treatment planning, and referral needs. Competence in triage, awareness of appropriate treatment, provision of informed consent, and ability to recommend alternatives constitute the essence of this experience. Students meet weekly for two hours with a licensed psychiatrist in secondary supervision away from the clinical site to provide a broad professional perspective as part of theirs socialization into the profession. Emphasis is on empirically supports intervention procedures.