UW Counseling Center
Pre-Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology

2005-2006

*last updated:  06/04

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Direct Services

Training Activities

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Typical Breakdown of an Intern's Schedule

Direct Services

Individual/Couples Counseling
Interns see an average of 9 to 14 ongoing clients per week.  Because a short-term treatment model insures the use of the
Counseling Center by the greatest number of students, students are often seen for approximately 15 weeks.  However, longer tern treatment is provided when clinically appropriate and resources allow.

Intake Interviews
Each intern will conduct an average of two or more intakes per week, although this number may increase during certain times.

Outreach Programming
Outreach is an important service provided by the
Counseling Center, and there are many opportunities to participate in outreach programming.  Outreach offers the opportunity to interact with students who would ordinarily have no contact with the Center.  Interns present at least eight outreach programs per academic year, and typically present many more than that.  Examples of frequently requested outreach programs include:  eating disorders, assertiveness, stress management, diversity, relationship enhancement acquaintance rape, careers, academic success, and CC services.  In addition, interns also participate in rotations throughout the internship year, in which they are trained to and then present the Study Smarter Workshops and the Career Assessment Workshops to students at our Center.  Interns are also encouraged to develop outreach programs that are within their interest areas.

Group Counseling
The
Counseling Center has offers psychotherapy groups for students, depending upon resources and student interest and participation.  Interns are encouraged to develop and co-lead, under supervision, a group in their area of expertise and interest.

 

Training Activities

Individual Supervision

Supervision Preparation/Case Conceptualization

Psychological Testing


Training in Career Counseling

Practicum Supervision

Case Conference

Intern Check-In

Intern Support Group

Professional Development


Intern Seminar Series

These didactic training experiences provide a forum for the staff and other professionals to present topics on mental health issues and professional development.  Some of these training experiences occur in module formats over a period of 4 to 11 weeks that provide the opportunity for a more in-depth exploration of the topics under discussion.

Clinical Issues Seminar
This seminar meets every week for one hour for the first three quarters.  The seminar focuses on a variety of specific clinically and professionally relevant topics.  A special emphasis is placed on providing psychological services to individuals from different cultures, gender, and lifestyle perspectives.  Some of the topics for this seminar are generated by the needs and interests of the intern group and may include one or two presentations on such topics as: medication update, substance abuse issues, eating disorders, sexual abuse survivors, preparing for licensure, and starting a career as a psychologist.

Intake Assessment and Short-term Therapy Seminar
The seminar is designed to familiarize the interns with the intake procedures of the
Counseling Center and with short-term therapy.  Focus is placed on the therapist's decision making process for accepting clients for work within a short-term treatment model or long-term work, and the seminar reviews models of short-term psychotherapy.  During the second half of the seminar, focus is placed on application of a short-term framework with interns' current caseloads.

Professional Ethics/Legal Issues Seminar
This seminar meets at the beginning of the internship year.  A review of APA Code of Ethics and Washington State Law relevant to providing psychological services is offered.

Working with Couples
This seminar also meets at the beginning of the internship year.  It focuses on common issues couples present in therapy, and how to address these issues in treatment.

Supervision of Supervision Seminar
This Seminar meets during Winter Quarter.  The objective of this seminar is to assess each intern's supervisory skills and to present training and supervision models.  Beginning Spring Quarter, the interns meet every week for ongoing supervision of supervision purposes.  

Psychological Testing Seminar
During the first part of the psychological testing seminar, interns are provided information about specific psychological tests with the goal of enhancing interpretive skills.  Interns are exposed to a model for integrating test data into their clinical work.  The seminar then continues to meet on an every other week basis throughout the next quarter, where focus is placed on application of formal assessment in a Counseling Center clinical setting and to provide feedback on the intern's testing cases.

Multicultural Counseling Seminar
The goals of this seminar are to: 1) determine competencies and assess training needs in the area of cross-cultural counseling; 2) review standards of practice with ethnic and culturally diverse populations; and 3) develop individual training plans for the year.  During the second half of the seminar, focus is placed on discussion of intern's clinical caseload in relation to multicultural issues.


UW Counseling Center Intern Time Allocations:  2005-2006 (Revised 6/17/04)

(* These numbers are based upon the average of time spent in each activity over four quarters and are subject to change.)

Direct Service

* Hours/Week

Percent

 

Individual/Couples

Intake Interviews
Group Counseling (if no group, add 2 hours to individual counseling)
Consultation to University (as needed)

Workshops (Study Smarter and/or Career)

 

Outreach or Consultation Program

 

9-12
2
2

 

.5

1

(Rotation through these workshops)

2 per quarter/8 per year

 

22.5-30
5
5

 

1.25

2.5

Training

 

 

Individual Supervision (primary & secondary)


Supervision Preparation
Practicum Supervision (prep and delivery)


Case Conference
Intern Support Group

Meeting with Training Director
Intern Seminars
Professional Development/Dissertation
Written Psychological Assessment
Case Presentation

2.75

(3 hrs. Fall, Wtr., Spr.; 2 hrs. Sum.)
2
1

(2 hrs. Spring & Summer Quarters)
1
1

.5
2
2
2 per year
2 per year

6.75


5
2.5


2.5
2.5

1.25
5
~5

 

Administration

 

 

SCC Staff Meetings
Committee Meetings

Intern Selection
Case Management

1
1

1
~4

2.5
2.5
2.5

~10

Research

 

 

Dissertation Activities

~2

Negotiated quarterly as part of professional development

2 hrs./week or up to 2 weeks/year

5


 

TOTAL

*38.75

*96.75%

* These numbers are averages; therefore they do not add up to 40 hours per week or 100%.

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