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Student Medical & Counseling Clinic

Typical Schedule

The internship at The Counseling Clinic is a twelve-month, 2000-hour internship. The training year runs from September through August. During the orientation period, you will work with your primary clinical supervisor and the Training Director to develop a weekly schedule specifying general responsibilities as well as those that may be unique to you. A typical week will include 44 hours (see footnote 1) of scheduled activities as follows (see footnote 2) :

ActivityHours per weekPercent of time
Direct Service
Individual/couples therapy13-14 
Intake/Drop in crisis2-3 
Group therapy/Pathways2-3.5 
ADD/Psychological Assessment2 
Subtotal for Direct Service19-22.545% - 50%
Indirect Service
Outreach/Program DevelopmentAs needed 
ConsultationAs needed 
Provision of supervision1 
Subtotal for Indirect Service.5-1.51%
Training Activities
Individual Supervision3 
Group Supervision1 
Additional supervision as needed.5-1.5 
Intern seminars2.5 
Case Consultation Meeting1.5 
Preparation for Supervision1 
Informal Consultation.5 
Professional Development ActivitiyAs negotiated 
Subtotal for Training Activities10-1124%
Administration
Staff/Multidisciplinary Meetings1.5 
Case management/notes8 
Other meetings/committees1-2 
Subtotal for Administration10.5-11.525%
Dissertation
2-3 (see footnote 3)
5%
Total Internship Hours per week42-49.5 (unusual)100%


Footnotes:
  1. Additional hours may be necessary, depending on The Counseling Clinic needs and/or training requirements.
  2. Approximate distribution of hours. Weekly schedule will be individually negotiated based on intern interests and training needs. Please note we are a high volume clinic and taking dissertation hours during regular business hours are rare. As an incentive to work on their dissertations, interns can count 2-3 hours a week of extra-clinic time spent on dissertation work toward their total internship hours. Interns who are most successful at completing their dissertations during internship are those who are beyond the proposal state by the start of the internship.
  3. Please note we are a high volume clinic and taking dissertation hours during regular business hours are rare. As an incentive to work on their dissertations, interns can count 2-3 hours a week of extra-clinic time spent on dissertation work toward their total internship hours. Interns who are most successful at completing their dissertations during internship are those who are beyond the proposal state by the start of the internship.