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Counseling and Psychological Services

Training Activities

Supervision

Intake Supervision: Interns are paired with one of their individual psychotherapy supervisors for supervision of intake evaluations. Intake supervision begins as 1.5 hours weekly, and shifts to 1 hour weekly as the intern becomes more proficient with intake and report-writing skills (typically four to six weeks). The intake supervisor discusses intake assessments with the intern, observes at least one early intake in-person, and reviews/co-signs written intake reports throughout the year. As each intern shifts to 1 weekly hour with the intake supervisor, the intern will utilize all three individual psychotherapy supervisors for discussion of intake assessment material. Supervision also includes observation through video recorded sessions and discussion of case material.

Brief Screening Supervision: Interns receive supervision of brief screening assessments from one of their individual psychotherapy supervisors. The screening supervisor discusses screenings with the intern, directly listens in on at least one early screening, and reviews/co-signs the written screening write-ups. Such supervision shifts to an as-needed basis as the intern becomes more skilled at brief screenings. Supervision includes direct observation through role-plays, listening in on one live screening, discussion of assessment material, and review/co-signing of clinical documentation.

Individual Psychotherapy Supervision: Interns are provided three hours per week of individual psychotherapy supervision, at least two of which are with staff psychologists. The selection of supervisors is based upon an assessment of intern interests as well as intern preferences, and is assigned by the Training Director near the conclusion of orientation. Supervision includes direct observation through video recorded sessions, discussion of case material, and review/co-signing of clinical documentation.

Group Psychotherapy Supervision: Once groups are successfully underway, interns are provided with 1.5 hours per week of group psychotherapy supervision in a group format. Interns also engage in weekly debriefing with co-facilitators. Supervision includes discussion of group process and co-facilitator dynamics, observation and discussion of video recorded group therapy sessions, and review/co-signing of clinical documentation.

Emergency and Consult Service / Night Call Supervision: Interns provide emergency and consult service during day and night hours (see above for details), and supervision is provided by the assigned permanent staff person during those shifts. Supervision includes direct observation of interventions, co-interventions with clients as needed, discussion of client presentations, and review/co-signing of clinical documentation.

Outreach / Community Consultation Supervision: Supervision of outreach and community consultation is provided by the Assistant Director of Outreach Services, and staff persons co-presenting or engaged in consultation with long-standing university community liaisons. Supervision includes direct observation of community consultation and outreach presentation activities, as well as discussion of those activities when not directly observed.

Testing Supervision: Supervision of testing, including cognitive batteries and screenings, as well as personality/diagnostic testing is supervised by psychologists in the Students with Disabilities Access Center (SDAC). Such supervision includes direct observation of administration, feedback sessions, and/or report writing activities.

Supervision of Supervision: Supervision of supervision is provided to interns once they begin supervising advanced practicum students approximately six weeks into the fall semester. Interns are provided with 1.5 hours per week of “sup of sup” in a group format. Supervision includes discussion of supervision processes and co-facilitator dynamics, observation and discussion of video recorded supervision sessions of interns and practicum students, and review/co-signing of clinical documentation.

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