The internship program at the Center for Behavioral Medicine consists of four positions.
The training year is divided into two rotations and one concentration. Rotations are 6 months in length. For their concentration, which extends throughout the year, interns choose either Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and spend one and one-half days per week developing competencies/refining skills in that particular area of treatment.
The two six-month rotations are Forensic/Clinical-Inpatient Adult Competency Restoration and Forensic Assessment-Outpatient Adult Forensic Services. Interns will gain experience with dually diagnosed, severely and persistently mentally ill, and cognitively disabled populations.
On the Forensic/Clinical-Inpatient Adult Competency Restoration rotation, interns will provide individual and group therapy/competency education services. In addition, they will perform regular formal assessments of patients’ progress and adjust treatment interventions to target specific psycholegal deficits. In outpatient Forensic Services, interns will perform psychological evaluations of adjudicative competency and complete written reports for the courts. Interns may participate in risk assessments, criminal responsibility assessments, and sexually violent predator evaluations. Interns are encouraged to attend court and observe supervisors provide expert testimony.
All interns participate in didactic seminars and other training activities one-half day per week.