Interns receive three hours of individual supervision per week. Two hours are spent with the primary supervisor and one hour is spent with the 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 set of supervisors half-way through their internship year (or approximately mid-January).
Group Supervision of Assessment
Interns participate in an hour-long, weekly group supervision of their assessment activities. During the Intern Orientation the primary focus is on didactic training, article reviews, practice administering assessments, and scoring and interpretation of results. Interns are expected to complete 7 hours of face to face LD/ADHD assessment once every two weeks. During group supervision, interns review their assessment cases 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
Intern Training Seminar
Interns participate in a 1.5-hour biweekly
Intern Training Seminar. Intern 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.
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.
Interns participate in a 1.5-hour Outreach
Seminar about three times per semester. This seminar involves didactic
training and orientation to theories and models of outreach, as well as
providing a space and time to discuss past, current and upcoming outreach
activities of the center.
Group Therapy Seminar
Interns participate in an
hour-long weekly case conference, which is attended by all CCPPS clinical
staff. Clinical staff and interns present ongoing and complex cases for
consultation and support. Interns make two formal case presentations during the