Aims and Profession Wide Competencies

The aim of the internship program is:

To prepare entry level generalist professional psychologist for practice in health service psychology through:

  1. the development of competencies in clinical practice, outreach, consultation and supervision
  2. the development of scientific and professional knowledge, identity, and ethical integrity
  3. cultivating a commitment to diversity and provision of culturally competent services and professional relationships

This is accomplished through training focused on nine profession-wide competencies:

  1. Research
  2. Ethical and Legal Standards
  3. Individual and Cultural Diversity
  4. Professional Value and Attitudes
  5. Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  6. Assessment
  7. Intervention
    • Individual therapy
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Group therapy
    • Career Counseling
    • Outreach Programming
  8. Supervision
  9. Consultation and Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Skills
    • Consultation & Liaison Relationships
    • Phone Consultation & Daytime Walk-in Coverage