Rotations & Concentration Areas
Interns will have the option of doing a year long rotation or quarterly concentrations in which they can emphasize a specialty area. Below is a current list of the rotations and concentrations offered, although these change depending on supervisor and other availability. Concentration/Rotation decisions are made by the training director in collaboration with the interns after exploring their internship and career goals. Only one intern can do a particular rotation or concentration at a time.
Rotations (two quarter to full year):
Multicultural Student Services
University Health Center
Health Education Program
Counseling Diverse Populations
Eating Disorders Rotation
The eating disorders rotation is geared towards providing the intern with a concentration in treating eating disorders and body image concerns in a university counseling center. Therefore, the experience includes:
- Individual therapy
- Group experience
Level of supervision depends on previous experience. Rotation experiences could include: integrating an Eating Disorder Inventory and clinical interview as part of assessment experience or work with an individual client; carrying 2-4 body image and eating disorder individual clients; co-leading the My Body, My Self psychoeducational group for a term if group is running; co-leading the Healing Together eating disorders process group all year if the group is running, participating in some eating disorders outreach including All Sizes Fit, a program emphasizing the health at every size philosophy; participating in secondary supervision with an eating disorder specialist on staff.
Substance Abuse Rotation
The Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Intern Rotation offers a concentration in substance abuse assessment, brief phone assessment, and intervention working with students with substance use issues. A variety of clinical experiences are available including:
- Facilitating BASICS, a one-session psycho-educational group for conduct-mandated students
- Conducting individual one to four individual session BASICS sessions for mandated students
- Possibilty of teaching a class or two for students in the collegiate recovery program
- Providing individual and group therapy to students self-reporting substance abuse issues, and providing AOD prevention outreach.
- Level of supervision depends on experience.
The trauma rotation is geared towards providing the intern with a specialization in trauma intervention and prevention in a university counseling center. Therefore, the experience includes:
- Individual therapy (Carrying at least 4 clients with trauma background at all times)
- Group experience (DBT or trauma group if running)
- Consultation/Crisis Intervention (Being part of the UCTC Interpersonal Violence Team)
- Outreach (Attending the monthly meeting for the UO Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention-ASAP, Participating in Take Back the Night events)
Level of supervision depends on previous experience. In addition, rotation experiences could also include: integrating trauma inventories and clinical interview as part of assessment experience or work with an individual client; providing consultation regarding title IX policies; participating in secondary supervision with a trauma specialist in staff.
Multicultural Student Services Rotation
This rotation can be developed by the intern utilizing their own unique interests. In the past interns have developed liaison relationships with different multicultural organizations on campus, provided extra outreach on multicultural issues, had a majority of clients from different cultural identities, or had an opportunity for secondary supervision focused on multicultural issues. This rotation includes co-facilitation of a Counseling Diverese Populations course (see description below). For example, some interns have developed this rotation to focus primarily on:
- Students from other nationalities
- Students who identity as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender
- Students who are disabled
- Students of diverse ethnic backgrounds
This rotation emphasizes experience that will better prepare an intern for a future position as a practicum coordinator or training director. Depending on academic course offerings, the intern would possibly co-teach CPSY 641: Beginning Counseling Skills (basic interviewing) for graduate level counseling psychology and couples/family therapy students with a Counseling Psychology Faculty member. During the winter and spring quarters, the intern could co-facilitate sections of the practicum seminar (group supervision) with the practicum coordinator and obtain secondary supervision from this staff member. This rotation might also include:
- Extra supervision with an additional practicum supervisee
- Becoming more involved with the UCTC internship selection process
- Participate in training projects with the training director, depending on interns' interests
Psychological Assessment Rotation
This rotation is geared towards providing the intern with a specialization in psychological assessment in a university counseling center. The rotation opportunities provided will depend on previous experience, but could include:
- Providing 2-3 assessment batteries per term for a client on the intern’s current caseload or for clients seeing other staff in the agency
- Learn about other assessments the intern is less familiar with, such as projective tests
- Explore ways to integrate social justice values with assessment provision
University Health Center Clinical Concentration
This concentration is housed in the University Health Center (located in the same building as the UCTC) and the intern's clinical work in the Health Center is supervised by the intern's primary supervisor. The intern participating in this concentration sees Health Center patients referred by psychiatrists, physicians, nurses and other health care providers because their presenting concerns include both a medical and psychological component. They may see clients with:
- Chronic medical problems
- Students who have stress-related illness
- Students who are hesitant to pursue psychotherapy through a counseling center
- Students who have received medical news that might be emotionally difficult and distressing
Health Education Program Concentration
This concentration is housed in the University Health Center and is focused on the educational and preventative approaches to addressing college health issues that also impact psychological health. The intern will identify activities in collaboration with the Health Education program Director based on the interests of the intern and the needs of the Health Education program at that time. Possible activities include:
- Developing educational materials on health related topics
- Developing and implementing programs and presentations
- Leading focus groups to identify needs and interests of college students and effective marketing strategies for this population
Counseling Diverse Populations Concentration (CPSY 615--included in Multicultural Student Services Rotation)
The Counseling Diverse Populations Course is a 4-credit graduate course offered during the fall term through the Counseling Psychology Department. This concentration is designed to give doctoral interns an opportunity to facilitate graduate student discussion groups related to diversity issues, and in conjunction with the Counseling Diverse Populations course. This rotation is supervised by a counseling psychology faculty member. The primary goal of the discussion groups is to advance students’ cultural competency (i.e. knowledge and skills) with small group discussion and activities. If the class size is smaller, and the intern is more advanced in teaching and multiculturalism, there is a possibility of assisting in teaching the course. Past interns have presented on topics such as:
- White Privilege
- Ability Identity Development
- Racial Microaggressions
Suicide Prevention Concentration
The UCTC is actively involved in the Oregon College and University Suicide Prevention Consortium (OCUSPP) — a statewide coalition of colleges and universities which collaborate to reduce suicide risk on campus. While the concentration will be somewhat tailored to the intern’s strengths and interests, they would be expected to cultivate an awareness of the relevant literature and participate in suicide prevention programming on campus. During the rotation, the intern might:
- Develop and implement a suicide risk reduction outreach for an at-risk population
- Provide additional suicide prevention outreach to the university community
- Collaborate n training campus suicide prevention gatekeepers
- Attend biannual meetings of the Oregon College and University Suicide Prevention Consortium
- Choose to collaborate in conducting program evaluation research, and/or participate in consortium committee work
The University Counseling and Testing Center's internship is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242. Ph.(202)336-5979 or (202)336-6123 TDD.
This is a 12-month, 2000 hour internship that begins on August 24, 2015 and ends on August 23, 2016. This page was last updated June 19, 2014.
This page was last updated on July 8th, 2014.