“Internship is an opportunity to advance your clinical skills, engage in ongoing learning, and further develop your identity as a psychologist. Our program values integration of psychology into inter-professional teams and exploring the various ways that psychologists can contribute to healthcare settings. We look forward to learning more about you and are excited to support the growth of our trainees.” – Lauren DeCaporale-Ryan, PhD, Adult Track Training Director
The Adult Psychology Track provides a solid foundation of general clinical training for those interested in careers in patient care, teaching or research. Throughout the year, interns are exposed to diverse clinical opportunities enhancing both knowledge and skill in assessment, treatment planning, and treatment implementation amongst diverse patient populations. Interns participate in several didactics throughout the year to support their learning, have the opportunity to serve in the role of supervisor to other trainees, and may engage in leadership roles based on individual learning plans.
The Internship Cultivates
Because science is at the core of health service psychology, the internship addresses each of the competencies for the Standards of Accreditation: research, ethical and legal standards, individual and cultural diversity, professional values, attitudes, and behaviors; communication and interpersonal skills; assessment; intervention; supervision; and consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills. These competencies are achieved in the context of the five overarching long-term goals for all interns across tracks.
- Professional Skills and Competencies: diagnosis, assessment, treatment and consultation
- Professional Standards and Behavior: ethical conduct and professional demeanor
- Academic Competencies: teaching, supervision and scholarship
The foundations of science and cultural diversity are woven throughout all areas of training and evaluation.
- Outstanding clinical training sites and diverse patient populations
- Specialty training in Deaf mental health, within our nationally-recognized Deaf Wellness Center
- Specialty training in suicide prevention, including a Standardized Patient Experience
- Protected time to develop academic interests via electives and leadership projects
- Interdisciplinary collaboration within the department and medical center
- Accomplished faculty providing sustained mentorship
- Frequent meetings with training directors