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University of Washington
Psychology Internship Program

Lectures and Seminars


Every psychology resident participates in a required weekly didactic lecture-seminar series. This series is comprised of modules such as professional and ethical issues, diversity issues, diagnosis and assessment, supervision, consultation-liaison, empirically supported therapies, and psychopharmacology. The content of didactics varies with the changing needs and interests of the residents and faculty. Subjects have included interviewing and diagnostic skills, community psychology, therapeutic methods, neuropsychology, treatment of populations with diverse cultural and personal values, and interprofessional relationships.

Journal Clubs

Journal clubs in each track meet at least once a month:

  • general adult psychology
  • general child psychology
  • behavioral medicine/neuropsychology
  • diversity journal club

Psychology residents are expected to attend ten journal clubs during the course of the year; they can of course attend as many as interest them. The journal clubs meet at various times, as arranged by the coordinator of each journal club.


Psychology residents may attend one or more elective seminars such as: a seminar on Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Debra Kaysen, Ph.D. or Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder (Kate Comtois, Ph.D.) ( DBT Webpage ) or residents may also join the psychiatry residents in seminars on Interpersonal Psychotherapy or Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy taught by various members of the regular and clinical faculty on a rotating basis. Residents are encouraged to attend lectures in the University of Washington community, including the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences).