Professional Pro-Seminar

This seminar is intended to serve two purposes for students in the first year of training in the M.A. Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. First, students will be provided with the ability to discuss how the skills and knowledge they have acquired during their training should be integrated to form a coherent professional identity. Second, students will have the opportunity to gain more knowledge and understanding of the profession they are being trained in and how to become an active/contributing member to that profession. Current accreditation standards in the field place a particular emphasis on students developing a solid sense of professional identity, which includes knowledge of a) the history of the profession, b) current trends in the field, c) licensing and credentialing issues, and d) areas of work and influence in the field. This course will provide the vehicle for discussing and disseminating these issues.