Training Model

TRAINING MODEL AND UNDERLYING VALUES

Our staff values our training program and makes training activities a high priority. Our intrinsic goal is the development of ethical, competent psychologists trained in the Scientist-Practitioner model, who respect human diversity and contribute to their communities and the field of psychology.

Our educational focus is preparation in the applied practice of clinical psychology based on the body of scientific knowledge and scientific principles of our profession.

Our primary mode of training is “learning by doing.” Consequently, we provide an array of training seminars, training supervisors, and training experiences with a practical, experiential approach. To the extent possible, we use the naturally occurring events within our program as opportunities for training. We are also committed to assisting interns in identifying, testing, and refining “best practices” in psychology with respect to empirically supported approaches.

Weighing the interpersonal, familial, cultural, regional, economic and social influences that impact a person’s life helps us promote a “localized perspective.” This process facilitates a match between “best practices” and the specific needs of the individual. Through this process, our Internship Program transitions the intern from student to professional.

HOURS, STIPEND, VACATION, FACILITIES

  • Interns are required to complete 2080 hours completed in one year..
  • PSPC requires a full-time, 40 hour per week physical presence at the PSPC facility,
  • Interns may choose to put more hours depending on their availability.
  • Yearly stipend of $28,000 is attached to pre-doctoral internship position at present.
  • Interns may take up to 12 days of personal day of (inclusive of sick leave) per year in addition to the same major holidays as PSPC staff are offered.
  • PSPC provides professional dedicated office space for interns.

  SUPERVISION and EVALUATION PROCESS

  • Interns are provided with at least 2 hours of supervision for every 40 hours of clinical work.
  • Interns are evaluated each quarter.
  • The evaluation will be provided by the primary supervisor and individually discussed with each intern
  • Interns evaluate their supervisors and the program semi-annually.

PLEASE REVIEW OUR INTERNSHIP MANUAL FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.