Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

Training Philosophy

The internship training program adheres to a model where the work of a psychologist is performed within a context of scientific evidence. In as much as Counseling and Psychological Services is a leader in implementing and evaluating innovative evidence-based prevention and early intervention programs, and often seeks grants to further targeted initiatives, interns are immersed in a setting in which data inform practice. Throughout the internship there is an emphasis upon maintaining a scholarly attitude (questioning, searching for answers, using sound investigative methods, and critical thinking), using research to inform the methods one employs to assess and intervene with clients, and the value of critically evaluating one's practices.