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 can request to be assigned to particular supervisors based on clinical interest and goodness-of-fit. Interns will be assigned a new set of supervisors half-way through their internship (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, practicing administering, 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 Providing 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 interns' supervision tapes, case presentations (one
per intern per semester) and consultation on particular challenges experienced
in supervision during the internship year.
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 on
prolonged exposure therapy, psychopharmacology, advocacy, and spiritual issues
in therapy are 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 year.