Proposed Specialty Postdoctoral Residency Competencies

The specialty specific postdoctoral residency competency documents for the 10 specialties below were submitted to the APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA) by CoS as products of a project to assist the CoA in identifying the competencies that will populate Level 3 (specialty competencies described in the Standards of Accreditation) for all CoA-recognized specialties.  The residency competencies and their essential elements developed by each specialty found in this section are proposed but not finalized.  The CoA, through an iterative process, will be reviewing and revising the submitted competencies and solicit public comment in 2019. An implementation date for the specialty specific competencies will depend upon response to public comment. The description of the process used for development of the submitted competencies by each specialty is also found in this section.

The draft of IR C-9 Postdoctoral Residency Competencies was posted for public comment by CoA in November, 2019. The draft of IR C-9 P can be accessed  on the CoA website (apa.org/ed/accreditation/). The public comment period closed on February 4, 2020.  Comments were provided by several specialties that addressed concerns about the rework of the Level 3 speciality competencies by the CoA.  The CoS also provided comments because the  draft of IR-C-9 competencies for public comment raised some concerns that CoS requested be addressed.(See CoS Comments IR C-P). A second period of public comment on the specialty residency competencies closed on October 9, 2020 and CoS again provided comments on the revised draft. (See CoS Comments Revised IR C-9 P)

Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology*

Proposed Postdoctoral Residency Competencies

Process for Development of these Competencies

Clinical Child Psychology*
Proposed Postdoctoral Residency Competencies

Process for Development of these Competencies

Clinical Health Psychology*

Proposed Postdoctoral Residency Competencies

Process for Development of these Competencies

 

Clinical Neuropsychology*

Proposed Postdoctoral Residency Competencies

Process for Development of these Competencies

Couple and Family Psychology*

Couple & Family Psychology Specialty Residency Competencies

* Postdoctoral specialty residencies recognized by CoA

+ Specialty has applied for recognition by CoA of postdoctoral specialty residency

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