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.
- Evidence Based Treatments Seminar: This course covers the theory and practical application of several evidence based treatments for both children and adults. The course meets weekly and both psychology and psychiatry trainees attend. Trainees are encouraged to present their own cases during the course.
- 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 - A Psychology faculty member 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 faculty member 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.