CAS 361: Training And Development Project

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PSYC 360 – CAS 361: Training & Development Project Spring 2016 Focus of Training The first goal of this training program is to teach a school psychologist in training all about assessment methods and protocols. Secondly, this training program will teach a school psychologist in training all about clinical diagnostics. This training program will be designed to help a school psychologist in training develop the appropriate knowledge and skills that are required to assess and diagnose a client. During this training, the trainee will learn the fundamental theories and principles of assessments to help the trainee recognize that there are various assessment methods that can be used to assess a client in this profession. Additionally, the trainee…show more content…
The first training method that will be used is an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship is a training method that is usually longer than other training methods because it fuses classroom training and on-the- job experience. Classroom training provides the trainee with the fundamental knowledge that they need to perform the job. For instance, all the assessment methods and the diagnostic tools are what a school psychologist is required to know before they attempt to assess or diagnose a client. On-the job training, on the other hand, is training that is obtained in the actual workplace supervised by a professional. On-the-job training is highly associated with imperative knowledge as it exercises hands-on training, rather than classroom learning. During this portion of training the trainee will either be practicing assessment administration or client diagnoses with a mentor to help and supervise their…show more content…
After the completion of this 2 year training program, all former trainees will be given a short survey to measure their opinion on this training program. The purpose of this survey is to measure their reactions to this training program. The short survey will contain 3 questions that will be measured on a 4-point Likert scale, (1=Strongly Disagree) to (4= Strongly Agree). These statements will appear as the following: “I find this training program to be enjoyable”, “I am very satisfied with what I have learned”, “I feel very motivated by this training program.” Next, all former trainees will receive a 200 question multiple choice cumulative exam to measure whether or not they learned the material effectively. In order to demonstrate that they have retained the information learned, former trainees must score at least an 80% or higher. In other words, they need to get 160 questions correct in order to consider this training program to be successful in content learning. A sample question for this exam would be the following, “Select the best answer that accurately describes assessment procedures?” The last day of on-the job-training, all mentors will rate their trainee’s performance on a 3-point Likert scale, (1=Did Not Master Task) to (3=Mastered Task). This mentor survey would include statements such as, “My
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