Continuity of Training by HC120918191040


									Competencies and Communications
 between Academic and Internship
    Working Group Members
Sherry Benton
Carrie Winterowd
Julie Savage       •Mary Jo Loughran
                   •Salina Renninger
Kathlyn Dailey
                   •Joyce Illfelder-Kaye
Susan Young        •Greg Keilin
Brian Johnson      •Karen Taylor
Pam Monroe
Betsy Asserson
        Major Issues Discussed
• Pressures have increased to insure trainees
  are prepared for independent practice
  immediately after internship.
• Both Academic TD’s and Internship TD’s feel
  greater need for collaborated effort in
  competency development in our trainees.
• Supply and demand discrepancy makes honest
  discussion of trainee strengths and growth
  edges extremely difficult prior to the match.
        Major Issues Discussed
• We need to create strategies and procedures
  that help maximize the continuity between
  academic programs and internships to
  facilitate the growth and development of each
  graduate student/intern.
     Goals/Outcomes for Future
Procedural recommendations
Structured conversation between the Academic TD
  and the Internship TD. This would most likely
  occur after the match and around the time
  academic programs complete their annual
  evaluation of students.
Planning conversation between the ATD, the ITD
  and the graduate student for training planning
Conversation between the ATD and the ITD around
  two months in to the internship to discuss how
  things are going.
                 Internship TD questions
•   1) Above and beyond the AAPI, is there anything that you didn’t feel comfortable to share
    that would be really helpful to know now? Professional strengths and areas for growth……
•   Refer to the foundational and functional competencies…..
•   Focus on foundational competencies
•   2) Tell me about your student’s interpersonal style---How do they relate to faculty, students,
•   (How has __________ adjusted to your training culture?)
•   3) What might you see as the strengths and challenges as _____ enters a new system, such
    as ours?
•   --entering doc program…..
•   --entering practicum…..
•   Program can decide who do the contact…..academic TD versus advisor
•   4) How has _____ relate to their student cohort during their academic training so far?
•   5) How does _____ respond to different forms or strategies of feedback?
•   6) What have you found about the whole feedback process that would be helpful for us to
                         Academic TD questions
•   1) What would be helpful to know about your internship program that would help us prepare ____ for becoming an intern that might not be obvious from your
•   (goals and expectations)
•   2) What kinds of things have entering interns struggled with in adjusting in entering your system and/or being in your system?
•   e.g.,
•   Dress
•   Timeliness
•   Feedback
•   Team work
•   Cohort issues
•   Professional responsibilities and workload
•   Managing stress and self-care
•   Support system
•   Other issues
•   (check in on navigating)
•   3) What makes an intern successful at your site? (to help with mentoring)………………….
•   Statement: I’d like to be kept informed about how the student in doing……if there are any problems that are starting to arise, we would appreciate knowing this
    and being involved early in the process. (Much before the mid-term evaluation)
•   (What can we do on our end to best prepare our student for that transition to internship?)
•   Are there guaranteed failure buttons?
•   APPI waiving—students giving permission for academic and internship TDs to communicate with one another……
•   Reminding both sides have been authorized by the student on the APPI.
•   How did you evaluate your students? How did that process go?
     Next Steps & Opportunities for
• Continue developing suggested discussion
• Continue developing procedures for maximizing
  continuity of training
• Develop informed consent procedures for
• Pilot implementing these ideas in our own
• Carry these ideas forward to other training
      Next Steps & Opportunities for
• Memberships of CCPTP and ACCTA will be
  informed of the ideas from our working group.
• We’ll get input from our membership and
  revise and refine
• Pilot in our programs, discuss how it went,
  revise and refine
• Report all of this to APPIC, CCTC and other
  interested parties.
  Contact Information for Getting Involved

• Carrie Winterowd CCPTP
• Kathlyn Dailey ACCTA
• Sherry Benton ACCTA

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