Case 01. Competence in Professional Practice
Sandra Price, Ph.D. is the C.E.O. of a private research and consulting
practice. Over the years she has gained considerable experience in
conducting evaluations and needs assessments in a variety of social
service areas--e.g., educational programs, services for the elderly,
alcohol treatment services, and programs for the mentally impaired. A
former client for whom she recently completed a study approached her
for some additional consulting work. The previous study involved
determining the needs for graduated living environments for the elderly
in their rural community. Dr. Price recognizes the importance of
maintaining a good reputation since much of her work comes from
previous clients who have been satisfied. At this time, however, Dr.
Price has pressing commitments to other clients/projects.
1. What are the challenges of competence that this