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Management and Administration


Clinical psychology competencies in management and administration are often considered to develop in advanced stages of careers, but these competencies are developing at all stages. In addition, although management and administrative functions are often considered ancillary to the practice of clinical psychology and are not acquired through formal instruction, they are central to successful practice; regardless of skill in assessment and intervention, for example, the psychologist who does not perform well in the management and administrative functions of practice will have difficulties. Four areas of competency in management and administration are described; planning and organizing work; administration; leadership; and executive management. Planning and organizing work includes abilities to plan and organize tasks for self and for others, skills and activities in time management, professionalism, and adaptation to change. Administration includes