There are a variety of other training opportunities available to interns throughout the year. The training options accessible to you are presented during the orientation period. You will then work with the Training Director and your primary clinical supervisor to modify your weekly schedule to reflect these additional activities. You may also elect to concentrate more time in one of the core components of the internship program (for example, group interventions). Although we cannot guarantee the option for specialized training activity will be possible, we will work with you in an attempt to satisfy your requests.
As an integral member of our staff, you will participate in planning workshops, attending various staff meetings, and contribute to the agency's decision-making process. However, possibilities may exist for you to be involved in additional administrative activities throughout the year. For example, you may choose to act as a consultant to other campus agencies or develop and implement a group intervention. You may also request to serve on a standing University committee. By concentrating on administration, you will be encouraged to make decisions regarding program development, resource planning, staffing, and follow-up.
Conducting empirically based research protocols is not a primary mission of The Counseling Clinic. Nevertheless, research is supported and often occurs within our agency. Certain staff members remain actively involved in research, regularly presenting findings at local and regional conferences. We encourage interns to participate in their own research during the internship year. Computer access time and consultation with staff are available to support research and dissertation projects.
Working within a university counseling setting increases exposure to an array of client characteristics. As a result, the possibility of obtaining specialized training exists. Areas of specialization may also be available including: Health Psychology, Eating Disorders, Multicultural Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Religious/Spiritual Therapy, Empirically Supported Treatments, ACT, Trauma/PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Program Development/Evaluation, Supervision, and Research. There may not be a formalized structure through which to gain access to one or more of these specialty areas. However, if you are interested, motivated, and enthusiastic we will work together in an attempt to achieve your training goals.