Various training seminars related to clinical services and fellows’ chosen areas of specialization may be provided during orientation and throughout the fellowship year. The format is both didactic and discussion/process oriented in nature. Fellows will evaluate each seminar series anonymously by using the Seminar Evaluation Form. This helps provide the training program with important feedback.
Fellows participate fully in continuing education workshops conducted regularly at the CWC or in the community.
Fellows 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 4-6 hours per week over the course of the year for professional development and research activities. Fellows may use some of this time to work on their specialization, prepare and take licensure examinations, conduct job searches, attend conferences, review video of their own clinical work or their supervisee’s clinical work, and/or conduct research. All fellows receive a small travel stipend of $750 towards travel to a conference.
COUPLES AND GROUP THERAPY CASE CONSULTATION
Over the course of the Fall semester, fellows who provide couples counseling attend the biweekly couples case consultation meetings. Fellows attend with their co-therapist and consult about cases. Various forms of learning occur including watching videos of evidenced based couples therapy. During the Spring semester, fellows are required to attend the group therapy case consultation meeting held biweekly. Once during Spring semester, fellows will individually present a ten-minute case presentation during the group therapy case consultation meeting.
Fellows receive a minimum of 2 hours per week of regularly scheduled, face-to-face, individual supervision by a licensed psychologist. The supervision focuses most intensely on clinical work with individuals, couples, and groups. Video recording of fellows’ therapy or supervision sessions of interns, advanced practicum students, and practicum students may be required for training purposes and may be reviewed in the fellow’s individual supervision to assist the fellow in improving their clinical and supervision skills. Live observation, co-therapy, and other supervision methods are also used. Supervisors keep track of cases on an ongoing basis by way of the electronic scheduling system, Titanium. All notes are reviewed and signed by the individual or designated supervisor.
In addition to clinical work, supervision encompasses the broad range of training activities: work in consultation and outreach, supervision of students in training, ethics and professional development.