James Madison University

Scientific Objectives

Objectives of Field Placement in Psychology are summarized as follows:

  • To provide an overview of agency or organization services and procedures, including policies, and human resources in specific settings.
  • To develop an orientation to the variety of problems and practices in an agency or organizational setting.
  • To provide an awareness of a specific agency or organization in relationship to the total range of community services and activities.
  • To develop sensitivity to and knowledge of factors which influence work in an agency or organization.
  • To develop interpersonal skills in working with a select agency clientele or organization work force.
  • To develop an understanding of professional ethics.