Session 1F | Let’s Debrief: Delivering Structured Feedback Utilizing a Rubric Anchored to Clinical Competencies Following an Observed Clinical Encounter (2 CEs)
Presenters: Dhara Meghani, Ph.D. and Brent R. Ferm, Ph.D.
This workshop will discuss an incorporated clinical simulation for use in evaluating students’ clinical competencies and readiness for advancement to internship.
This workshop will discuss an incorporated clinical simulation for use in evaluating students’ clinical competencies and readiness for advancement to internship. Participants will learn how to create and implement an evaluation of select APA profession-wide competencies that includes: a) developing a clinical scenario for simulation with an accompanying rubric, b) use of a clinically anchored rubric for rating student performance, and c) application of a structured debriefing model to provide the student with strength-based and constructive feedback. Competency evaluation through clinical simulation is common in the medical and nursing professions but is only beginning to emerge in clinical psychology. Research indicates that trainees benefit from these experiences because they reduce students' anxiety by allowing them to practice and debrief in a safe, structured environment, and aids in the transition from student to licensed professional.
1. Participants will be able to describe the value of debriefing in the training and professional development of psychology trainees.
2. Participants will be able to create a clinically anchored rubric for use in evaluation and debriefing across a variety of contexts.
3. Participants will be able to apply a methodology for giving feedback to students about their clinical competencies, with particular emphasis on multicultural and individual diversity.