Our overarching internship aim is to train interns to be competent entry level generalist health service psychologists, especially in college or university counseling settings. We have several specific objectives within this overarching goal:
1. Clinical competence
We strive to train entry-level generalists who are committed to providing competent psychological services, including initial evaluation/assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, psychological testing, multicultural practice, supervision of trainees (depending on number of available practicum students), and program evaluation and research in multi-disciplinary environments. In addition, we strive to train generalists with competence to work in an identified emphasis area including, but not limited to, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Assessment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Diversity and Multicultural Issues, Eating Disorders, Grief and Loss, Interpersonal Process Group, Mindfulness, and Sport Psychology.
2. Multicultural competence
We strive to train generalists to be multiculturally competent professionals who apply ongoing self-awareness as cultural beings, awareness of others as cultural beings, and awareness of interactions amongst themselves, others, and groups within systems to maintain culturally-informed practice and multicultural humility.
3. Ethical practice and professionalism
We strive to train generalists to conduct themselves in a socially and ethically responsible manner, understanding and applying the laws and ethical principles of psychology as a profession. We value self-reflection, self-assessment, and self-care. We strive to train generalists who identify, reflect about, understand, and promote socially-just change at the individual client, group, institutional, community, and systems level, particularly when it impacts client development and functioning.