The last two decades has seen some major changes in the field of education and training. The training in professional psychology has shifted its focus on the competency model, which has also been discussed in the national conference on 2002. The range of competencies is focused on attitudes, skills, and knowledge. This model of competency is used as a platform for the development of an organization, as it focuses on building the key skills and traits among the individuals which help the organization to achieve their strategic objectives. This paper highlights the evolution and contribution of the competency-based training model among professional psychologists. It will also explain the role of one of the most important competency, which is known as relationship competency.
Evolution and Contribution of the Competency Model
Competency-based training model has been evolved since the past two decades. It has drawn attentions of the professionals to learn and develop several skills and expertise that can help in the growth of their organization. American Psychological Association (APA) has also introduced a competency model in assistance from the research conducted by National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). The model was involved in five components, which includes integrative pedagogy, psychological science and education, social responsibility; diversity and gender, elements of practice, and professional core competency areas (Knight, 2011).
The competency based training model tends to explain how the credit hours of education changes with that of the practical experience in the individual. Though, there is no defined number of hours allotted to the individuals for the training sessions, however it surely explains the individuals about the factors that can contribute to the development of the organization. The training programs under the competency model need to be sequential, complex, and cumulative (Kenkel & Peterson, ...