Anastasia Noskova, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist responsible for program administration and supervision of  the Microcounseling Teaching Component.

The focus of micro-counseling is the coordination of a didactic experience that affords the pre-doctoral interns an opportunity to further develop their teaching skills. Micro-counseling is supervised by a member of the training staff.
The Howard University pre-doctoral interns have the responsibility of teaching a sixteen week course. Students enrolled in the course are second year doctoral candidates from the Clinical Psychology Program at the university.
The goal of the course is to cover the psycho-therapeutic relationship from the intake interview to termination and to facilitate the acquisition of counseling skills. Topics include, but are not limited to informed consent, ethical considerations, and interventions techniques.
Each week the interns meet with the coordinator ;to discuss the relevant literature and best practice in clinical services. That information is integrated into the lecture presented that week. During the weekly meetings with the coordinator, the interns also discuss the integration of their teaching roles.

Learning Objectives:

  • Interns will demonstrate an understanding of ethical standards of psychology

  •  Interns will demonstrate an understanding of issues of diversity that are related to teaching and clinical practice

  • Interns will develop effective teaching skills

Reading List

Boisvert, C. M., & Faust, D. (2003). Leading researchers’ consensus on psychotherapy findings: Implications for the teaching and conduct of psychotherapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34, 508-513.

Cardemil, E.V., & Battle, C. L. (2003).  Guess who’s coming to therapy?  Getting comfortable with conversations about race and ethnicity in psychotherapy.  Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34(6), 595-600.

Deegear, J. & Lawson, D. M. (2003).  The utility of empirically supported treatments.  Professional Psychology: Research and Practice,34(3), 271-277.

Fischer, A. R., Jome, L. M., & Atkinson, D. R. (1998). Reconceptualizing multicultural counseling: Universal healing conditions in a culturally specific context. The Counseling Psychologist, 26, 525-588.

Shaffer, P.A., Vogel, D.L., & Wei, M. (2006). The mediating roles of anticipated risks, anticipated benefits, and attitudes on the decision of seek professional help: An attachment perspective. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 422–452

Vogel, D.L., Wade, N.G., & Hackler, A.H. (2007). Perceived public stigma and the willingness to seek counseling: The mediating roles of self-stigma and attitudes towards counseling. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 54, 40–50.

Last updated July 2014