All participants must register for this preconvention workshop at: convention.cpa.ca/registration
Presented by: Niki Fitzgerald, Christine Purdon, Marjory Phillips
Sponsored by: CCPPP
Continuing Education Credits:3 CE Credits
Duration: 3 Hours (AM) (8:30 – 12:00), followed by lunch
Target Audience: The workshop will be of interest to training directors of both university training programs and internship/residency sites as well as other psychologists who are interested in entering these roles in the future.
The majority of students and trainees will hone their skills and achieve their educational and training milestones through ongoing incorporation of direct instruction and supervision. Occasionally, however, some trainees will be unable to implement this feedback and demonstrate the skills required to progress in their training, such that a more formal process is required. Given that formal remediation is a relatively rare occurrence that is viewed as a serious step, many DCTs and DoTs may be uncertain of when to initiate this process and how to enact their own policies and procedures related to formal remediation. Based on their experience with the creation and implementation of formal remediation plans, the workshop facilitators seek to demystify the remediation process and increase attendees comfort with identifying situations where there is need for formal remediation, creating a plan to best support the needs of trainees, and documenting the process. Small group discussions will allow DoTs and DCTs to discuss their program’s remediation policies and procedures and discuss their use of them to date.
- Attendees will increase their awareness of when to initiate a remediation plan and the steps to take if it is unsuccessful.
- Attendees will learn the core components of a remediation plan.
- Attendees will increase their familiarity with their own remediation plans and those of other training sites/programs.
- Attendees will increase their comfort constructing a remediation plan tailored to trainee needs.
- Attendees will increase their familiarity in the communication and documentation of the remediation process.