|Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
This HSP internship provides supervised experiential training in the delivery of evidence-based treatment interventions, psych-legal evaluations, and clinical research to a culturally and clinically diverse patient population in a secure forensic inpatient state hospital. Our training year is divided into three four-month rotations with one required rotation on the Social Learning Program. This nationally recognized program is based in Social Learning Theory and serves seriously mental ill patients at our facility. Other four-month rotations which are primarily scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, include Neuropsychology, Forensic Assessment, Adolescent Behavior Treatment Unit and Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Unit (both DBT-based programs), and the Sexual Treatment and Evaluation Program. Minor year-long rotations include General Assessment, Individual Therapy, Trauma Treatment, and Research. Individual and group supervision and seminars typically occur on Wednesdays. Interns’ days are filled with clinical activities such as milieu therapy, long and short-term individual psychotherapy sessions, scheduled psychoeducational and treatment groups, staff meetings, and multidisciplinary team meetings. Under supervision, interns provide baseline psychological testing, cognitive evaluations/neuropsychological screenings, and objective and projective personality assessments. Rotations include individual and group treatment, clinical supervision in specialized assessment protocols, and integrated report writing including violence risk assessments, psychosexual risk assessment, neuropsychological evaluations, and adult and juvenile competency to proceed to court examinations. In addition, our interns receive block training activities, regularly scheduled seminars developed specifically for interns, clinical supervision, state mandated behavioral health and mandatory hospital training modules, and subject specific departmental and hospital professional development training activities. In addition to their assigned supervisors, interns have many opportunities to consult with and seek targeted supervision from members of the Department of Psychology as well as psychiatrists, mid-level providers, and ancillary service providers such as occupational therapists, nursing staff, social workers and transition specialists, trauma-informed clinicians, and Peer-Support Specialists.