Assessment of core competencies
The successful completion of Board assessment tasks is fundamental to achieving general registration.
For each of the core competencies, PsyBA requires specific training objectives and detailed assessment tasks to be completed progressively over the period of the internship. Progress reports must be provided by the supervisor and submitted to the Board by the provisional psychologist every six months. The Colleges’ Professional Development activities along with our guidance and support with these assessment tasks are what sets us apart.
Case reports are a major component of the internship. They are an educational and developmental process intended to help the provisional psychologist cultivate and refine clinical skills and demonstrate clinical competence under appropriate supervision.
Eight case reports (supervisor assessed) must be completed by the provisional psychologist during the two-year internship, four must be focused on assessment of a client and four focused on intervention. Two assessment and two intervention case reports, must be assessed by the Board to ensure that they demonstrate competence. Our supervisors support and guide you through the preparation of these, we provide training on writing case reports and we provide a review process ensuring case reports are of a high standard and more likely to meet with Board approval when submitted.
National Psychology Exam
To be eligible for general registration, the national psychology examination must be passed during the second internship year (after 1,500 hours have been completed). The examination assesses applied psychological knowledge and helps demonstrate that the provisional psychologist has an appropriate level of applied professional knowledge and competence. At the College of Professional Psychology, we have a library of Board recommended exam readings and a practice exam. Our interns have unlimited access to the library along with exam preparation guidance from our supervisors and a professional development workshop on exam preparation.