Clinical psychology master trainees' perspectives on community-based SL experiences

Erkol, Ecem and Bademci, H. Özden and Grassetti, Stevie N. (2023) Clinical psychology master trainees' perspectives on community-based SL experiences. In: Hos, Rabia and Santos, Brenda, (eds.) Co-Constructing and Sustaining Service Learning in Graduate Programs: Reflections from the Field. IGI Global, pp. 81-103. ISBN 9781668465332 (Print) 9781668465349 (Online)

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Community-based service learning (SL) opportunities that ground experiences as a primary basis of learning can help psychology trainees work toward these competencies while providing them with a chance to answer the call to become "citizen psychologists" who use the advantage of their education to benefit the community. The aim of this study is to elucidate clinical psychology MA students'perceptions of the value of SL experienced offered by The Research and Application Center for Children Living and Working on the Streets (SOYAÇ), a center in Istanbul, Turkey that incorporates community-based stud- ies into clinical psychology graduate education. Ten students completed in-depth interviews about their experiences. Interpretative phenomenological analysis of these interviews suggested that participants experienced significant improvements in their professional, personal, and interpersonal skills. In light of this information, the authors encourage policymakers, community organizations, and universities to consider mutually beneficial university-community collaborations.
Item Type: Book Section / Chapter
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ecem Erkol
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2024 10:04
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2024 10:04

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