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Description of Service Activities - APA Doctoral Psychology Internship Program

 

Individual Therapy

Interns typically see approximately 80% of their clients on a short-term basis (10 sessions or less). They may work with 2-3 clients on a long-term basis. The client population represents a broad range of presenting concerns and diagnostic types. Interns are given priority in case assignment for training purposes to create as diverse a caseload as possible. As part of their assessment training, interns are expected to provide diagnoses for ongoing clients after the fourth session and also incorporate objective testing periodically into their clinical work.

Intake and Crisis Intervention

After training in this area, including observations, interns provide weekly assessments and crisis drop-in that includes initial assessments, single session counseling, phone triage appointments, and crisis intervention. Interns learn crisis intervention, psychosocial interviewing, clinical disposition, and referral skills through this experience.  Interns also provide assessment coverage during academic breaks.

 Supervision Provision

Interns serve as the primary clinical supervisors for doctoral students enrolled in our practicum program for nine months.  They monitor all of the clinical work of their supervisees, such as emergencies, crisis calls, ongoing clients, progress reports and correspondence and are available for consultation whenever a supervisee has a clinical issue to address (making referrals, initiating termination, initiating contact with "no show" clients, for example) or has a client in crisis.  Supervisors watch videotapes during times outside of supervision periodically.  Interns receive supervision of supervision in a seminar.                                                                                                                                   

Group Therapy                                                             

The Center offers 8 - 12 groups per term. Interns are able to offer groups in many areas of interest. In recent years, interns have offered the following groups: 

  • Women's Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • BASICS - psychoeducational substance abuse group
  • New Directions - substance abuse group
  • Healing Together- disordered eating group
  • My Body, My Self psychoeducational disordered eating and body image group   
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Group
  • Understanding Self and Others Older Students Group (process group)
  • Understanding Self and Others (process group)      

Interns co-lead at least one group with a senior clinical staff member.  Typically, the intern will co-lead the same group during fall, winter and spring term.  Later in the year, interns may have the option to co-lead a second group with another trainee.  

Outreach Programming

Opportunities are provided to:  

  • Deliver outreach presentations
  • Offer developmental workshops
  • Develop a year long consultation project focused on a particular student population   

Interns conduct a minimum of ten outreach programs (at least two networking outreaches, two tabling events, and five presentation/facilitation outreaches).  They also participate in a critical incident and/or crisis debriefing if available.  Year-long consultation projects are typically with underserved communities.  Past consultation project communities have included the men's center, disability services, the international student office, LGBT students, Pathways (first generation students), Native American Students, and providing privilege awareness workshops with targeted groups.       

 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 one rotation or concentration at a time.

Rotations (two quarter to full year): 


        Eating Disorders

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:

  • Assessment
  • Individual therapy
  • Group experience
  • Outreach

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; co-leading the Healing Together eating disorders process group all year; participating in some eating disorders outreach including All Sizes Fit/National Eating Disorders Awareness Week; participating in secondary supervision with an eating disorder specialist on staff.
 

Substance Abuse

The Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Intern Rotation offers a concentration in substance abuse assessment, triage, 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 
  • Providing individual and group therapy to students self-reporting substance abuse issues, and providing AOD prevention outreach.

    Level of supervision depends on experience.

Trauma

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)
  • Consultation/Crisis Intervention (Being part of the Interpersonal Violence Team)
  • Outreach (Attending the monthly meeting for the UO Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention-ASAP)

Level of supervision depends on previous experience. Rotation experiences could include: integrating trauma inventories and clinical interview as part of assessment experience or work with an individual client; carrying 4 clients with varied trauma backgrounds; co-leading the DBT or Trauma group (if it is running) for at least two terms; participating in the IPV clinical team made up of UCTC therapists who are first responders to students in crisis from interpersonal violence as well as providing consultation regarding title IX policies; attending the monthly UO ASAP meeting; participating in secondary supervision with a trauma specialist in staff.

Multicultural Student Services

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. For example, some interns have developed this rotation to focus primarily on students from other nationalities, students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, students of various spiritual or religious faiths, students who are disabled, or students of diverse ethnic backgrounds. This rotation includes co-facilitation of a Counseling Diverese Populations course (see description below).


Training/Supervision

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 either during the academic year or summer term. Depending on interests of the intern, they could also participate in training projects with the Training Director.

Concentration Areas:

University Health Center Clinical Rotation

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:  

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
  • 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

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 Class-CPSY 615 (if multicultural services rotation is selected, this is included)

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.


Suicide Prevention

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 in training campus suicide prevention gatekeepers (if needed), 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.



 

 

APA Accreditation

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 25, 2014 and ends on August 24, 2015. 

 

 

 

Individual Therapy

Interns typically see approximately 80% of their clients on a short-term basis (10 sessions or less). They may work with 2-3 clients on a long-term basis. The client population represents a broad range of presenting concerns and diagnostic types. Interns are given priority in case assignment for training purposes to create as diverse a caseload as possible. As part of their assessment training, interns are expected to provide diagnoses for ongoing clients after the fourth session and also incorporate objective testing periodically into their clinical work.

Intake and Crisis Intervention

After training in this area, including observations, interns provide weekly assessments and crisis drop-in that includes initial assessments, single session counseling, phone triage appointments, and crisis intervention. Interns learn crisis intervention, psychosocial interviewing, clinical disposition, and referral skills through this experience.  Interns also provide assessment coverage during academic breaks.

 Supervision Provision

Interns serve as the primary clinical supervisors for doctoral students enrolled in our practicum program for nine months.  They monitor all of the clinical work of their supervisees, such as emergencies, crisis calls, ongoing clients, progress reports and correspondence and are available for consultation whenever a supervisee has a clinical issue to address (making referrals, initiating termination, initiating contact with "no show" clients, for example) or has a client in crisis.  Supervisors watch videotapes during times outside of supervision periodically.  Interns receive supervision of supervision in a seminar.                                                                                                                                   

Group Therapy                                                             

The Center offers 8 - 12 groups per term. Interns are able to offer groups in many areas of interest. In recent years, interns have offered the following groups: 

  • Women's Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • BASICS - psychoeducational substance abuse group
  • New Directions - substance abuse group
  • Healing Together- disordered eating group
  • My Body, My Self psychoeducational disordered eating and body image group   
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Group
  • Understanding Self and Others Older Students Group (process group)
  • Understanding Self and Others (process group)      

Interns co-lead at least one group with a senior clinical staff member.  Typically, the intern will co-lead the same group during fall, winter and spring term.  Later in the year, interns may have the option to co-lead a second group with another trainee.  

Outreach Programming

Opportunities are provided to:  

  • Deliver outreach presentations
  • Offer developmental workshops
  • Develop a year long consultation project focused on a particular student population   

Interns conduct a minimum of ten outreach programs (at least two networking outreaches, two tabling events, and five presentation/facilitation outreaches).  They also participate in a critical incident and/or crisis debriefing if available.  Year-long consultation projects are typically with underserved communities.  Past consultation project communities have included the men's center, disability services, the international student office, LGBT students, Pathways (first generation students), Native American Students, and providing privilege awareness workshops with targeted groups.       

 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 one rotation or concentration at a time.

Rotations (two quarter to full year): 


        Eating Disorders

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:

  • Assessment
  • Individual therapy
  • Group experience
  • Outreach

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; co-leading the Healing Together eating disorders process group all year; participating in some eating disorders outreach including All Sizes Fit/National Eating Disorders Awareness Week; participating in secondary supervision with an eating disorder specialist on staff.
 

Substance Abuse

The Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Intern Rotation offers a concentration in substance abuse assessment, triage, 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 
  • Providing individual and group therapy to students self-reporting substance abuse issues, and providing AOD prevention outreach.

    Level of supervision depends on experience.

Trauma

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)
  • Consultation/Crisis Intervention (Being part of the Interpersonal Violence Team)
  • Outreach (Attending the monthly meeting for the UO Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention-ASAP)

Level of supervision depends on previous experience. Rotation experiences could include: integrating trauma inventories and clinical interview as part of assessment experience or work with an individual client; carrying 4 clients with varied trauma backgrounds; co-leading the DBT or Trauma group (if it is running) for at least two terms; participating in the IPV clinical team made up of UCTC therapists who are first responders to students in crisis from interpersonal violence as well as providing consultation regarding title IX policies; attending the monthly UO ASAP meeting; participating in secondary supervision with a trauma specialist in staff.

Multicultural Student Services

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. For example, some interns have developed this rotation to focus primarily on students from other nationalities, students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, students of various spiritual or religious faiths, students who are disabled, or students of diverse ethnic backgrounds. This rotation includes co-facilitation of a Counseling Diverese Populations course (see description below).


Training/Supervision

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 either during the academic year or summer term. Depending on interests of the intern, they could also participate in training projects with the Training Director.

Concentration Areas:

University Health Center Clinical Rotation

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:  

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
  • 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

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 Class-CPSY 615 (if multicultural services rotation is selected, this is included)

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.


Suicide Prevention

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 in training campus suicide prevention gatekeepers (if needed), 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.



 

 

APA Accreditation

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 25, 2014 and ends on August 24, 2015.