Fit for practice: Evaluating the validity of the oral examination of psychologists in Saskatchewan

The overall goal of this internship is to understand why candidate psychologists in Saskatchewan are failing the final competency exam at a rate of 30%. Partnering with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists (SKCP), this research will review the records of the failed examinations to determine the contributing reasons for candidate failures. We have three objectives: (1) to improve the training of psychologists across the identified areas of competency that are underdeveloped; (2) to improve supervision and early intervention for candidates who are not performing to minimal standards of practice; and (3) to improve procedures to assess clinical competency of candidate psychologists during the oral exam.

Tavneet Kaur
Faculty Supervisor: 
Conor Barker;Kristi Wright
Nova Scotia
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