Pre-doctoral internship program offers sequential and graded clinical training in case-conceptualization and interventions, crisis management, brief and long-term psychotherapy, group therapy, assessment and consultation, as well as several evidenced based practices. PSPC abides by Washington State WAC 246-924-056 guidelines for the content of the internship programs
At least 25% of the pre-doctoral experience will be in-direct contact providing assessment and intervention services.
For every 40 hours of internship experience, the student will receive at least 2 hours of regularly scheduled, formal, face-to-face individual supervision by the clinical faculty listed below. Supervision will address the direct psychological services provided by the intern.
PSPC has two licensed psychologist and one psychiatrist available as supervisors. 75% of the supervision will be by a licensed psychologist and 25% of the supervision will be completed by a psychiatrist.
One component of pre-internship, internship and post-doctoral training involves integrative psychological assessment of children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting problems. Students develop their assessment skills by completing ongoing psychosocial and psychological assessments at PSPC.
PSPC is committed to the ongoing training of interns and staff. Apart from once at least once a month seminar by in house faculty, outside leading researchers and professionals within the field of psychiatry, psychopharmacology and psychology are invited to speak and/or train on their areas of expertise.
Students are encouraged to give public seminars as a community education and an outreach activity.