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Training Activities

Individual Supervision 

Interns receive two to three hours of individual supervision per week.  Two hours are spent with the primary supervisor.  Depending upon staff availability and interns’ areas of emphasis, one hour of individual supervision may be provided by a secondary supervisor. Interns rank their preferences for individual and secondary supervisors and are assigned to supervisors based on training needs, clinical interests, availability, and goodness-of-fit.  Interns select a new supervisor half-way through their internship year (or approximately mid-January). The primary supervisor oversees the intern’s caseload, supervision of a practicum student, and triages conducted by the intern. In the case of a secondary supervisor being assigned, the secondary supervisor oversees the other half of an intern’s caseload. Cases are assigned to supervisors on an alternating basis except for when a particular case may be better suited to a specific supervisor’s area of expertise. 

Group Supervision of Assessment

Interns participate in an hour-long, weekly group supervision of their assessment, intake, and diagnostic activities. During the Intern Orientation, the primary focus is on didactic training, article reviews, practice administering assessments, and scoring and interpretation of results. During group supervision, interns review their assessment cases, intakes, and diagnostic impressions and receive feedback. Interns also discuss pertinent articles and review their feedback sessions with testing clients. Interns also receive didactic training in topics such as psychological testing with the MMPI, and pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatments for ADHD.

Group Supervision of Supervision

Interns participate in a weekly 1.5 hour Group Supervision of Supervision seminar.  In this seminar interns will learn various models of providing clinical supervision and how those models apply to their own work with supervisees. The seminar utilizes didactic material, review of intern supervision tapes, case presentations (one per intern per semester) and consultation on challenges experienced in supervision during the internship year.     

Rotating Seminar  

Interns participate in a 1 hour biweekly Rotating Training Seminar. Rotating Training Seminars typically focus on basic aspects of service provision earlier in internship while more specialized topics are covered later in internship.  For example, seminars on ethical issues in treatment, boundaries in therapy, and crisis intervention are offered earlier in internship, while seminars such as psychopharmacology, advocacy, and spiritual issues in therapy may be offered later.  Seminars are presented by senior staff and invited guest speakers. 

Multicultural Seminar and Supervision   

Interns participate in a 1.5-hour Multicultural Seminar, three times a month. In this seminar interns will reflect on their own cultural identity and multicultural competence, identify cultural influences on student development, examine guidelines relating to multicultural competence, and plan and enact cultural programming initiatives. Seminar facilitators utilizes didactic material, discussion, activities to encourage self-awareness, current, local, and national news events and a wide range of audiovisual materials to enhance the learning experience.  

Professional Development Seminar   

Interns participate in a 1.5-hour Professional Development seminar about three times per semester.  Discussion topics include special readings in professional development issues, job search/application/interview process, early career psychologist issues, dissertation defense, research activities, licensing, credentialing, self-care, etc. During this seminar, interns will have an opportunity to discuss with the training director their progress, concerns, and provide ongoing feedback about their internship experience.  

Crisis Seminar  

Interns participate in a 1 hour, biweekly Crisis Seminar. This seminar involves didactic training regarding crisis work, preparation for on call crisis weeks, as well as providing a space and time to discuss client concerns regarding crisis.

Case Conference

Interns participate in an hour-long weekly case conference in the spring semester, which is attended by all CCCPS clinical staff.  Clinical staff and interns present ongoing and complex cases for consultation and support. Interns make two formal case presentations during the year.