Training Goals and Objectives

The MHC training program's overall goal is to prepare professionals to provide mental health services to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. The MHC's training program has clear expectancies of all trainees. By the end of their training experience, all trainees will have accomplished the following objectives:

red arrow bullet Clinical Skills - trainees will be able to evaluate clients and produce an appropriate clinical diagnosis for treatment; trainees will be able to develop an appropriate and directed treatment plan for clients and to work in direct service provision to individuals and groups (and possibly couples and families); trainees in the discipline of psychology will also be able to provide psychological assessment services as appropriate to their level.
red arrow bullet Outreach and Consultation - trainees will develop skills to present to and/or network with the campus community and/or greater DC area community.
red arrow bullet Culturally Affirmative Clinical Work - trainees will demonstrate cultural sensitivity related to Deaf culture as well as respect for diversity in all areas of their work.
red arrow bullet Professional Identity - trainees will develop a sense of their own personal orientation to effective treatment, and they will become aware of the numerous roles they can take in their respective professions; trainees will be able to work with a multidisciplinary team which will require a coordinated effort with others trained in different mental health disciplines. Trainees will also develop an increased understanding of the ethical and legal guidelines as outlined in the District of Columbia laws and the APA ethical codes.

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