Synthesis of In-Residence Component

Synthesis of In-ResidenceComponent

During the in-residence component of the course, you interacted with and received feedback from faculty and peers, participated in academic sessions, and practiced skills development. What did you learn from participating in the in-residence component of the course? What was the most valuable aspect of the in-residence component, both professionally and personally? Consider future steps for your continued professional development.

By Day 4

Post a synthesis of your experiences during the in-residence component and the online course in Weeks 1 through 9. Then, explain which aspects were most valuable for you both personally and professionally. Be sure to include any insights gained from the Learning Resources and from the in-residence component. Finally, explain what professional development steps you will take to continue building on what you learned and experienced online and during the in-residence component.

Be sure to support your post with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Required Readings

Brown, D., Pryzwansky, W. B., & Schulte, A. C. (2011). Psychological consultation and collaboration: Introduction to theory and practice (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

  • Chapter 7, “The Skills and Characteristics of Consultants and Collaborators” (pp. 133–151)

Glasser, J. K. (2002). Factors related to consultant credibility. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 54(1), 28–42.
Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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The in-residence component of this course was the most enjoyable. During this period, I got a chance to apply the theoretical knowledge I soaked up concerning consultation. Working with friends, peers, and experts in various fields also accorded me an opportunity to learn from them either by asking them questions or getting feedback concerning my performance. The in-residence experience allowed me access to first-hand data regarding issues related to mental health consultation. People are generally afraid to approach medical professionals and talk about their mental health issues (Brown et al., 2011). The source of such fear can get attributed to the stigma associated with psychological disorders.

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