PsyD (Doctoral) Program Outcomes
Goal 1: To prepare counseling psychologists who have the professional values and ethical attitudes of the profession.
- SLO 1: Be knowledgeable of and act in accordance with the APA Ethical Code of Conduct, relevant laws, rules, policies, and professional guidelines.
- SLO 2: Demonstrate ability to recognize ethical dilemmas, apply ethical decision-making and conduct self in an ethical manner.
- SLO 3: Engage in self-reflection regarding the values and attitudes of psychology, including integrity, professional identity and effectiveness, and concern for the welfare of others.
- SLO 4: Actively seek and demonstrate responsiveness to feedback in order to respond to increasingly complex situations with greater independence throughout training.
Goal 2: To prepare counseling psychologists who are well-trained in the practice of the profession.
- SLO 5: Develop and implement evidence-based interventions informed by biological, psychological, and sociocultural variables.
- SLO 6: Evaluate intervention effectiveness and adapt or modify the goals and methods if necessary.
- SLO 7: Demonstrate knowledge of supervision and consultation models and practices in respect to the roles and perspectives of other professions.
- SLO 8: Demonstrate knowledge of diagnostic classification systems and understanding of human behavior within its context.
- SLO 9: Demonstrate the ability to apply the knowledge of functional and dysfunctional behaviors by selecting and applying assessment methods that draw from the best available empirical evidence.
- SLO 10: Interpret assessment results and communicate findings and implications in an effective, sensitive manner consistent with professional standards.
- SLO 11: Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and professional relationships with a wide range of individuals and organizations in oral, nonverbal, and written communication.
Goal 3: To prepare counseling psychologists who are competent in the science of the profession.
- SLO 12: Demonstrate the ability to conduct and disseminate research or other scholarly activities.
- SLO 13: Maintain knowledge of and critically evaluate the current theoretical and empirical knowledge base as it informs professional decision making.
Goal 4: To prepare counseling psychologists who are leaders in the field, especially as it relates to serving culturally diverse and marginalized populations.
- SLO 14: Demonstrate ability to integrate awareness of how their own personal and cultural history, attitudes, and biases may affect how they understand and interact with people different from themselves.
- SLO 15: Demonstrate knowledge of the cultural characteristics of diverse communities and of current scientific literature as it relates to addressing diversity in professional settings.
- SLO 16: Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.