The Internship Training Program: Program Overview and Goals
The Doctoral Psychology Internship Program is designed to provide pre-doctoral psychology interns with a training experience focusing on the continued development of the professional skills necessary for successful functioning as an entry-level professional psychologist. Interns participate in a range of diagnostic and clinical activities and can elect a concentration in the areas of autism, neuropsychology, child and adolescent behavioral/ emotional disorders, or consultation and training.
The training program follows a practitioner-scholar model of training. Through study and supervised practice, interns learn the wide range of clinical services provided in a community center and school settings. Practice-based experiences are designed to refine and further develop the intern's clinical competency, strengthen the intern's identity as a professional psychologist, and develop the intern's knowledge and judgment regarding ethical practice. In addition, scholarly activities such as collegial discourse, topic seminars, and applied research occur throughout the program.
The philosophy of the program advances the mission: "To provide quality educational experiences to students." Interns are important members of the professinal staff. They assume major roles in the delivery of services. The training staff believes that support of intern personal growth is integral to all parts of the training experience.
Specific goals for the training program include the development of:
The internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.