Intern Seminar

1.5 hours per week

Training seminars are an integral part of the training program. The format is both didactic and discussion/process oriented in nature. A wide variety of topics are covered that pertain to major areas of knowledge needed to be a competent clinician. Diversity is infused in all presentations.

Topics may include, but are not limited to: Triage/Intake Interviewing, Lethality Assessment, Group Therapy, Trauma, Crisis Intervention, Working with LGBTQ Clients, Working with International Students, Assessment, Eating Disorders, Job Search, Substance Abuse, Addictions, Couples Therapy, Consultation, Spirituality in Counseling, and Recovering from Mental Illness.

Diversity is infused in all presentations

Particular diversity seminars are also highlighted throughout the year. In addition, in the spring semester we hold a series of diversity process seminars that are focused on the impact of diversity on you personally and professionally.

Two professional staff members will lead the diversity process series where you are encouraged, but not required, to explore historical influences of self that may affect subsequent clinical practice related to culture. The internship training program functions in a manner consistent with the American Psychological Association’s 2002 Ethical Standard 7.04 (Student Disclosure of Personal Information) as contained in the Revised Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (APA, 2002).

Individual Clinical Supervision

1.5 hours per week

As an intern, you will receive two hours per week of individual supervision all year long. This supervision will focus most intensely on your clinical work with individuals. In addition, it will focus on your overall training experience, your work in outreach, and your supervision of practicum trainees. The majority of time in individual supervision will focus on discussing cases and helping you continue to develop your clinical skills. Videos, live observation, co-therapy, and other supervision methods are also used during this time.

Meeting with the Training Director

The Training Director meets with interns on a weekly basis throughout the semester.  This is a time  to  clarify  questions,  address  problems,  and  discuss  any  ongoing  concerns. It provides an important opportunity to keep lines of communication open between interns and the Training Director.

Continuing Education

Interns are welcome to participate fully in continuing education workshops conducted regularly at the CWC or in the community.

Professional Development and Areas of Concentration

You will have the opportunity to attend CWC staff development programs, as well as workshops and conferences offered by other university departments and community groups. They are offered up to an average of six hours per week over the course of the year for professional development and research activities.