The supervision of counselor and psychotherapist supervisees is one of the most important processes in training individuals to become practicing counseling psychologists. Supervision is the process by which a more experienced professional provides oversight, guidance, and consultation to one or more less experienced professionals (junior colleagues) or to one or more trainees aspiring to enter… Continue reading Supervision

Standards and Competencies

Standards and competencies in counseling represent attempts to articulate tacit knowledge into criteria and to regulate professional behavior. They are also important as the foundation of efforts in personnel certification and program accreditation. Standards are ubiquitous across modern society. Transnational bodies regulate standards through a representation process. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) creates and… Continue reading Standards and Competencies

Specialization Designation

Professional psychology as a field includes rigorous training covering a broad range of competencies, often within the domain of a specified course of study such as clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, or another area. Due to a variety of factors, an increasing focus on competency-based training and recognition of specialty training, with accompanying board… Continue reading Specialization Designation

Society of Indian Psychologists

The Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP) is a formal professional organization of American Indian, Alaskan Native, and non-Native psychologists, as well as other affiliated professionals, whose purpose is to promote and improve the psychological health and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Additionally, SIP advocates for the development and application of culturally competent… Continue reading Society of Indian Psychologists

Society for Vocational Psychology

The Society for Vocational Psychology is a professional organization that has as its purpose to encourage, promote, and facilitate contributions to research, teaching, practice, and public interest in vocational psychology and career intervention. The society is one of several interest groups within the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) of the American Psychological Association. Society… Continue reading Society for Vocational Psychology