What happened to Jun is extreme but not unusual, as organizations have already noted that Jun’s experience is exemplary. And now research is also emerging to explore some issues of significance to Jun’s case.
Dr. Xiang Zhou, an assistant professor of Counseling Psychology at Purdue University, and his team are conducting a study on trainee dismissal and currently recruiting participants:
If you are a current or former doctoral student from an APA-accredited Health Service Psychology program who has been dismissed from a predoctoral practicum and/or internship site, please consider participating in our qualitative study regarding trainee perspectives on dismissal from clinical practicum and internship (Purdue IRB-2021-180).
To qualify for the study, you must:
1) be a student, or have been a student within the last 7 years, from a PhD/PsyD APA-accredited Health Service Psychology program (i.e., Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, or combined programs)
2) have had a premature termination with your practicum or internship site due to potential concerns with your competence
Each participant will be compensated $30 at the end of their one-hour semi-structured interview, which will be focused on their experiences at their training site, their understanding of the dismissal process, and the impact on their professional development after dismissal.
If you are interested in the study, please fill out a brief interest survey below.
See also the poster for the study: