Psychology Internship Program Organization
The predoctoral psychology internship offers a wide range of clinical training experiences that include three concurrent yearlong placements. These placements are within the following:
The three yearlong concurrent placements leading to the development of professional competency have been organized and are directed by UCEDD UCEDD faculty. Each of the three placements has a sequential plan involving didactics, case conferences and supervision. The scheduling of all placement didactics and case conferences is to be accomplished in such a way that allows all interns to spend time together and for each intern to have individualized specialization training. All predoctoral interns participate in two placements: Child/Family Therapy and Child/Adolescent Psychological Assessment. These two placements address generalist skills and are required of all interns. The third placement involves immersion in a specialty area.
This internship provides extensive supervision from a network of faculty supervisors. Each intern will have a supervision team whose role is to oversee the intern’s training experience in its entirety. The supervision team will assume responsibility for intern evaluation and will be available to discuss all aspects of the intern’s experience during the program year. Within each of the placements, the intern will have individual clinical supervision with a licensed supervisor. Interns will also receive a minimum of one to two hours of group supervision per week. Additionally, all interns will meet with the Training Director for an hour long professional roles seminar which will afford them the opportunity to discuss issues related to their overall experience.