Internship in Clinical Psychology
Required Didactics for All Tracks:
- Psychology Didactic Seminar - This course is a weekly special topic series addressing a broad range of theoretical, clinical, and related issues, including diagnosis, special assessment and therapeutic techniques, supervision, evaluation, and consultation in professional practice.
- Special Topics Seminar in Psychology - This seminar is a weekly series that covers important topics in psychology that apply across contexts, including multiculturalism, diversity, ethics, legal issues, and professional identity development and practice.
- Evidence Based Treatments Seminar: This course covers the theory and practical applications of several evidence based treatments for both children and adults. The course meets weekly and both psychology and psychiatry trainees attend. Trainees are encouraged to present their own cases during the course.
- Internship Processing Group - A Psychology faculty member facilitates this informal group with all psychology interns monthly. Interns have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences of internship with a Psychology faculty member who is not directly involved in the supervision of interns or the administration of the training program.
- Internship Review Meetings - The training Director facilitates this informal meeting with all psychology interns monthly. Interns have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences of the internship and to voice any concerns. If needed, the Training Director will create a plan of action to address concerns.
- Diversity-informed Mental Health Tenets - This is a highly interactive, interdisciplinary 4-week series completed at the beginning of the academic year to review and discuss diversity-informed tenets of mental health. The tenets were originally created for the field of infant mental health but have been applied to older children and adults. There are 10 tenets such as, "Work to Acknowledge Privilege and Discrimination" and "Support Families in their Preferred Language."
Required Didactics for Adult Track:
- Psychiatry Grand Rounds - This series is a weekly conference which includes presentation and discussion of particularly interesting and/or highly illustrative clinical cases, and special topics in psychiatry.
- Assessment - This 8-12-week series includes training in specific adult assessment instruments and discussions of other special topics in assessment, such as neuropsychological assessment.
- Forensic Didactic Core Curriculum and Expert/Legal Seminars (Forensics Intern) - This is a weekly interdisciplinary series facilitated by the Forensics Division of the Department covering forensics background and historical topics, malingering, criminal law, civil law, child forensic psychiatry, legal regulation of psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, special issues in curriculum, and components specific to correctional psychiatry, as well as report-writing, development of the forensic opinion, and expert witness testimony.