Training and Education Offered by Internship
Please describe your objective in training Predoctoral interms. Please include a brief description of your training program and how it fits within the goals or mission of your agency:
The goal of the internship program at Community Counseling Center is to train professional doctoral level and master's level Psychologists/MFt Interns/ASW Interns and LPCC Interns who have a particular interest in clinical psychology. The program is designed to encourage the development of clinical competence with adults, couples, youth and families, with sensitivity to, and facility with, cultural differences, ethical issues, and interdisciplinary relationships.
Objectives of Training Include:
-Interns will develop further skills in psychological intervention, including: solution focused cognitive behavioral, trauma-informed, environmental and short term, goal-oriented individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy, exposure to crisis intervention and long term individual psychotherapy, behavioral medicine techniques, exposure to psychopharmacology, case management and advocacy.
-Interns will develop facility with a range of assessment techniques, including: developmental testing (elective), cognitive testing, achievement testing, assessment of behavioral/emotional functioning, assessment of parent-child relationships and family systems, and neuropsychological evaluation (elective). Assessment training across domains will include both current functioning and changes in functioning.
-Science and practice are integrated within the internship program in a number of ways, including: didactic seminars on theories and techniques of assessment, theories and techniques of intervention, empirically supported-treatments, theories and techniques of consultation, and current scientific knowledge regarding diagnosis classification and special populations; discussions during supervision of clinical material in light of scientific literature; and encouragement of critical thinking (and empirical hypotheses-testing) in treatment and systemic consultation.
If applicable, describe in detail how the internship training differs from practicum training:
The internship program provides extensive training in the many roles and functions psychologists play in health care today. The intended result of this training is a broadly experienced clinical psychologist intern who can succeed in any community mental health or private practice setting. It is a sequential, structured program offering comprehensive trainings with increased levels of complexity with clients and interventions.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS OF PREDOCTORAL INTERNS:
Under the general oversight of the Director of Clinical Training (DCT), interns will provide psychological services to Community Counseling Center clients at multiple service sites. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Providing individual, couple, family or group therapy;
-Administer, score, and interpret a host of clinical assessments;
-Attend monthly in-service trainings relevant to practice, to attend
weekly individual and group clinical supervision with licensed psychologist/s;
-Present field work and methodology at weekly didactic trainings (senior interns).
-Gain feedback through streaming video recorded observation of session by licensed mental health professional.
-Provide services at field rotation sites.
-Participate in evaluation and outcomes collection, and coordinate community needs assessment within the service region.
-Practice psychotherapy in the Modalities of: Psychodynamic, DBT, Trauma-Informed , Motivational Interviewing, MBCT, & SFCB, Crisis Intervention, Mental Health First Aid.
Training/Clinical Services Offered:
Assessment, Brief, Consultation, Couple, Crisis, Family, Group, Individual, Inpatient, Long Term, Neuropsych, Other, Outpatient, Psych. Testing
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