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Program-Based Competencies

Clinical Psychology Program

As mentioned, students are required to demonstrate evidence of competency throughout the program related to the specific training areas of the practitioner-scholar model of training. Satisfactory performance on each program-based competency is required (equivalent to at least a B- on a graded exam or P on a Pass/Fail exam). If a student does not perform satisfactorily on a program based competency, one retest for that competency may be allowed. Retest of the competency must be completed within 10 calendar days from the first Monday following the end of the quarter or, in the case of the Qualifying Examination, the next time the examination checkpoint is offered.

To satisfactorily pass a competency retest, students will need to obtain the equivalent of a minimum grade of B- on a graded exam or a grade of P on a Pass/Fail exam. In cases where demonstration of competency is part of a course, students who satisfactorily pass the competency retest may only receive the minimal passing course grade (B- in graded course, P in Pass/Fail course). Failing a competency retest indicates that the student is unable to demonstrate the required competency during the course and will result in a course grade of F.

Failures in courses containing these program-based competencies will be addressed by the Academic Review Committee according to the College of Health Sciences academic policies.