Predoctoral 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.
- Clinical Issues and Continuous Case Conference - This case conference series meets weekly and presents clinical issues, theory and clinical methods for conducting psychotherapy with children and adults with an emphasis on empirically supported treatment approaches. Clinical cases are used to illustrate handling clinical issues, conundrums, and the conduct of therapy over time, including both content and process variables.
- Interdisciplinary Case Conference - This case conference series meets weekly. Psychology and psychiatry faculty and trainees attend. Faculty and trainees present cases which includes information on theoretical conceptualization, assessment, and treatment methods and process. A discussion of individual differences and diversity is included.
- Internship Process Meeting - The Training Director facilitates this informal meeting with all psychology interns once per month. 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.
Required Didactics for Child Track:
- Development and Treatment – This course meets weekly and addresses important issues in infant, child, and adolescent mental health, including the medically ill child, child and adolescent therapy, infant mental health, and parenting issues.
- Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds - This conference covers clinical topics, case presentations, and research ideas and outcomes pertinent to child and adolescent psychiatry. Topics have included infants raised in institutions, foster care placement dilemmas, pica, post-traumatic stress disorder, behavior disorders, maternal representations and behavior, and stress, emotion, and immaturity.