By Jay C. Thomas, Michel Hersen

This three-volume guide describes the center competency components in supplying mental prone suitable to practitioners in addition to medical researchers. It covers review and conceptualization of situations, the applying of evidence-based equipment, supervision, session, cross-cultural elements, and ethics.

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1 Scientific Mindedness The essential component that indicates readiness for practicum is critical scientific thinking. Behavioral anchors include the ability to critically review scientific publications which includes evaluating their assumptions, methodology, results, and conclusions. Assessment methods include performance in courses and seminars, presentations by faculty and peer reviews. The essential component that indicates readiness for internship is the application of scientific values and methods to professional practice.

I have not seen a figure estimating the percentage of psychological practices that are based on science. Herbert (2003) noted that “Despite important advances in the development and empirical evaluation of psychotherapies over the past three decades, the chasm between clinical practice and the scientific literature is as wide as ever” (p. 412). Few practicing clinicians use empirically supported treatments. They mainly rely on the traditions of care that they learned in graduate school and continue to do so throughout their professional career despite access to continuing education.

It consists of the following three facets: (1) reflective practice, (2) self-assessment and self care, and (3) professionalism. 1 Reflective Practice The essential component that indicates readiness for practicum is self-awareness and a ­willingness to critically examine one’s positions and practices. Behavioral anchors include: critical thinking, problem solving skills, intellectual curiosity and flexibility and the ability to ­self-examine and disclose. Assessment methods include performance in ­seminars plus written papers and proposals, and faculty judgments.

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