Resident Life: Supervision & Evaluation

Program Evaluation and Supervision

At the beginning of each rotation, the psychology resident completes a self-assessment of his/her experience relative to the rotation learning objectives to focus the resident and the supervisor on the resident's training needs. The self-assessment helps the supervisor try to tailor the resident’s experience on each rotation. Progress will be monitored and constructive feedback will be given throughout the rotation.

At the end of each rotation, the supervisor compeltes a final evaluation on the resident's competencies. The psychology resident completes an evaluation of each supervisor and an evaluation of their experience at each rotation.

All evaluations are sent to the internship office for review of the resident's progress and the program's adherence to accreditation standards.

  • Copies of the resident evaluations are sent to the resident and their mentor. Copies of the resident's evaluations of the supervisors are sent to the supervisor at the end of the year.
  • Copies of the rotation evaluations are sent to the rotation coordinator and the track coordinator.
  • All evaluations are reviewed by the director of the internship program before copies are sent out.
  • The resident evaluations are summarized at the end of the year in a letter by the resident's mentor, to their graduate training program, to communicate our assessment of the resident’s progress during the year.

Each resident receives at least four hours of supervision each week, at least half of which is individual supervision by a licensed clinical psychologist. The additional two hours may be in the form of individual or group supervision. Many rotations also offer additional structured learning opportunities and supervision such as case conferences, interdisciplinary conferences, opportunities to observe faculty interviews or ongoing treatment with patients.


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