Counseling Psychology MA

Competencies Before a Student May Begin Their Field Experience (i.e., Practicum)

1. Therapist Attending Behaviors

 

  • eye contact
  • body posture
  • verbal behavior/listening

2. Therapist Observation of Client

  • nonverbal behavior
  • paraverbal behavior
  • verbal behavior
  • congruence between content and affect

3. Therapist Responses to Client

  • silence
  • minimal encouragers
  • key word repetition and restatement
  • paraphrasing
  • summarizing
  • questioning
  • discussing culture
  • reflection of feeling/empathy

 

Competencies at the End of Practicum and before the MA Degree is Conferred

1. Ethical Awareness and Conduct

2. Interviewing/Case Conceptualization

3. Relationship

4. Therapy

5. Use of Supervision

6. Professionalism