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Training Goals

  1. Provide training in a broad range of skills, including short- and long-term individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, assessment (eating disorder and substance abuse assessment), outreach programs, consultation and supervision. Interns carry an individual therapy caseload, co-facilitate therapy groups, complete assessments throughout the year, provide coverage for walk-in hours and on-call services and develop crisis-intervention skills.

    We do not provide research training, although we support interns in completing their doctoral research. There can be opportunities for interns to present their research to Counseling and Consultation (CCS) staff if requested.

  2. Assist interns in developing their own professional identities and interests. This goes beyond clarifying a theoretical orientation to developing an awareness of individual styles, strengths and weaknesses in a wide variety of roles. Coupled with this goal is our commitment to provide training in the variety of roles psychologists perform in university counseling centers.

    In addition to the training specified above, the CCS internship addresses this goal through a yearlong professional specialization in a clinical area of interest. The specialization also includes a multicultural focus on a specific student population. The specialization allows interns to develop a broad range of skills as well as depth in their area of interest. It also provides interns an arena in which to identify the relevant literature and integrate it into their practice.

  3. Integrate multicultural and ethical awareness into the development of the above-mentioned competencies. See Multicultural Experiences for more information.