Training Experiences
Interns receive training in 4 core clinical areas: Primary Care /Integrated Behavioral Health, Behavioral Medicine and
Health Psychology, Adult Outpatient, and Child and Adolescent.

Training in these four areas occurs at multiple clinic sites during their training year.  Didactic instruction and
supervision will be completed on-site to support interns’ training in these areas.  Interns will receive didactic
instruction, supervision and training by program faculty on topics such as cultural competence, cognitive
behavioral therapy and other evidence-based interventions and psychopharmacology.  Interns receive 2 hours of
individual supervision and 2 hours of group supervision per week.  Additionally, interns receive 1 hour per week of
professional development supervision designed to assist interns in identifying and building skills relevant to their
career goals within the training year.   

Adult Outpatient
  • Provision of assessment and treatment of a wide array of psychological concerns including: depression,
    anxiety, substance abuse, PTSD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder in an integrated behavioral health
  • Individual and couples therapy formats.
  • Consultation and collaboration with interdisciplinary team within an integrated behavioral health setting.

Child and Family
  • Provision of assessment and treatment of psychological concerns affecting children, adolescents, and their
    parents including anxiety, depression, and disruptive behaviors.
  • Individual, parent, and family formats.
  • Consultation and collaboration with interdisciplinary team within an integrated behavioral health setting

Primary Care Psychology and Integrated Behavioral Health
  • Provision of rapid assessment, diagnostic formulation, and treatment a wide range of psychological concerns
    within a primary care clinic setting.  The focus of care in this setting is on early identification and brief
  • Consultation and collaboration with interdisciplinary team.

Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology
  • Provision of assessment and multi-level intervention for health behaviors with particular emphasis on chronic
    disease conditions and prevention.
  • Individual and group formatted interventions for tobacco cessation, chronic pain, diabetes management, and
    weight management.
  • Care coordination and consultation with family practice physicians and other providers.

Interns in the training program will participate in research with program faculty on topics related to the clinical
work they complete as part of the training program.  Potential research topics include describing co-morbidity of
health and mental health problems, service utilization patterns in each setting, examining the effectiveness of
group and individual treatment programs in addressing health concerns, and demonstrating the cost-effectiveness
of behavioral medicine interventions for chronic diseases.  Interns are also encouraged to complete their doctoral
projects prior to the end of the internship year. Interns are allotted 4 hours per week for research projects
including their doctoral dissertations, research related to their clinical site placement, and other research projects.

Professional Development and Advocacy
Promoting each intern's personal development is an integral part of all training experiences.  Interns are
encouraged to pursue interests and endeavors within the internship program that will enhance their own personal
and professional development.  Interns complete a self assessment of professional strengths, weaknesses, and
goals for the internship year and receive weekly supervision to support their progress toward these goals.  
Interns are encouraged to
appreciate and participate in public advocacy and professional activities that inform and improve public policy and
the profession of psychology.
Internship in Clinical Psychology
Training Experience
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