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Training Activities

Individual Supervision 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 weekly Intern Training Seminar.  Weekly 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.

Multicultural Seminar  Interns participate in a 1.5 hour Multicultural Seminar, every other week. 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 once every four weeks.  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.

Outreach Seminar Interns participate in a 1.5 hour Outreach Seminar about four times a year. 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.

Case Conference  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.  

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