Concurrent Session

Developing the Next Wave of Consulting Psychologists

Lead Presenter
John Fennig, PhD

Co-Presenters
Carol Lune Courtney, PhD
Dick Olson, PhD
Dee Ramsel, PhD, MBA
Dale Thompson, PhD
Beth Gullette, PhD

Target Audience
Students, Post-Doc/Early Career, Transitioning Psychologists, Mid-Level, Senior-Level

Skill Level
Intermediate

CE Credits
1.5

Abstract
This session is primarily intended for 3 key target groups: those building Consulting Psychology (CP) skills, those who train CPs and those wanting to become CP trainers or manage CP training programs. Participants to this session will receive the latest competency model (“SCP Guidelines for Training”) for Consulting Psychology freshly revised.  They will hear from those who train, supervise and develop emerging and transitioning consultants. Panel followed by small group work and end with large group Q&A.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe three ways to use the revised Guidelines for Education and Training at the Doctoral and Postdoctoral Levels in Consulting Psychology / Organizational Consulting Psychology (Guidelines) as a tool for one’s own development as a consulting psychologist.
  • List at least three empirically supported trainer practices from those who have been teaching and training emerging and consulting psychologists that will enable you to become a better consultant, mentor, and trainer to other consulting psychologists.
  • Explain three ways in which the developmental sequence behind the Guidelines is intended to enhance aspiring consulting psychologists’ client effectiveness.

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