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Program Overview

As part of their experience at CCPPS, incoming interns get direct service experience in individual and group therapy, triages and intakes, crisis intervention, LD/ADHD assessments, the provision of supervision, and consultation and outreach to the WVU community. 

The internship program seeks to help develop nine profession wide competencies as part of an intern’s preparation for practice as a health service psychologist (HSP). These nine profession wide competencies are:

  1. Evaluation and dissemination of research

  2. Ethical and legal standards,

  3. Individual and cultural diversity,

  4. Professional values and attitudes,

  5. Communication and interpersonal skills,

  6. Assessment,

  7. Intervention,

  8. Supervision,

  9. Consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills.

Training in and evaluation of competency in each of these areas occurs in the context of a range of supervisory and educational activities including:

  • Three hours of individual supervision per week (two hours with a primary supervisor and one hour with a secondary supervisor)
  • A weekly Supervision of Assessment seminar
  • A weekly Supervision of Supervision seminar
  • A weekly didactic Intern Seminar (a series of weekly presentations from training staff and invited guest speakers on topics related to clinical and ethical issues)
  • Attendance and participation –formal and informal- in Clinical Case Conference (every other week)
  • A Multicultural Seminar (every other week)
  • An outreach and consultation seminar (monthly)
  • A Professional Development Seminar (monthly)
  • Work in an area of emphasis (optional)

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