Components of the Doctoral Internship
Our program is based on an apprenticeship model in which staff psychologists and interns work collaboratively. During the early weeks of internship, interns and supervisors share tasks such as intake and urgent care coverage, with interns assuming more responsibility and autonomy as they are ready. Shared activities over the course of the year, include co-therapy and co-facilitating seminars and workshops.
Given the nature of the academic calendar and the ensuing demands upon university counseling centers, the total number of hours interns work per week will vary. In addition, mid-autumn and mid-spring semester are usually very busy times, and interns along with staff may work more than their contracted hours. However, winter and spring break and the summer session are less demanding times for the center and interns have more flexibility for scheduling professional development activities, and vacations. During the summer months clinical demand decreases significantly and more time is available for consultation and outreach, and scholarly work.