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Goals & Objectives
MHS offers postdocs the education, training, and experiential preparation they need to succeed in their professional practice of psychology. Within the context of the practitioner-scholar model, MHS’s goals are to produce entry-level psychologists who:
- Practice from a consolidation of core professional competencies
- Apply the cultural competence that underlies professional psychology
- Demonstrate ethical principles and practice
- Develop a professional identity as a psychologist
These goals are accomplished by providing postdocs with individual and group supervision, consultation with senior staff, and other training experiences where they deliver psychological services (e.g., assessment, intervention, and consultation) to diverse client populations. MHS postdocs receive a broad range of professional learning experiences in several domains of knowledge and practice.
The foundation of the postdoc experience is guided by a set of competencies, such that postdocs will demonstrate clinical and professional competence when they complete their postdoc experience. These competencies are based on the competency benchmarks in professional psychology first described by Fouad et al. (2009) and reframed by Hatcher et al. (2013). These competencies also serve as the framework for postdoc evaluation.