Practicum Student, Supervisor, and Site Awarded

Annually Forest Institute, through the Clinical Training Department, seeks to honor a practicum student, supervisor, and site nominated by the student body. Please join us in congratulating Ms. Michaela Muehlbach (student), Dr. Debbie Walker (supervisor), and the Greene County Justice Center (site) on their receiving these respective awards for the 2008-2009 academic year. Each will receive a certificate noting this achievement, and a $25 gift certificate as a token of our appreciation. The criteria for nominees is listed below:

Student Nominees must have:Exceptional clinical skills in the areas of: Helping relationship with client, Clinical interviews and assessments, Psychotherapy skills and interventions, Supervisory relationship, Documentation, as well as Professionalism, Education/Consultation, and Management/Research and going “above and beyond” the responsibilities of the particular requirements of the site. Successful candidates will also possess self-motivation, initiation, a commitment to ethical values of psychology as a profession, an eagerness to learn, and excellent critical thinking abilities.

Supervisors must possess: Excellent communication skills and the ability to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of supervisees, an openness to feedback, expertise in providing constructive criticism/feedback, enthusiasm in providing supervision, and a willingness to go “above and beyond” responsibilities as a supervisor.

Site nominees must have: An atmosphere that promotes learning and excelling in the field of psychology, opportunities to encounter a variety of populations and experiences, premium supervision, ethical principles cohesive with Forest Institute and the field of psychology, supportive staff, and an overall pleasant environment.