Site Name: University of Massachusetts
Department: Center for Counseling and Psychological Health
We plan on holding all of our interviews over Zoom this year in the second and third weeks of December (12/9/21 - 12/15/21). The interview lasts for three and a half hours and all psychology staff are included.
Applicants begin by meeting with the Interim Coordinator of Training, Jennifer Lefort, PhD, and the Coordinator of Doctoral Psychology Training, Jennifer Lexington, Ph.D. for the first half hour to be oriented to the program and have an opportunity to ask any questions. Following this, there is another group meeting with CCPH staff who coordinate all of the specialty programs (e.g. assessment, crisis management, outreach, groups/workshops, and supervision of supervision). This is another opportunity for applicants to learn about the various elements of the program and to ask questions. Applicants then meet one on one with CCPH psychologists for five half hour interviews. Applicants will also meet with one of the current interns during one of these half hour slots.
During the half hour interviews, psychology staff will be asking questions of the applicant, describing elements of the internship program, and providing the applicant with the opportunity to ask further questions as they arise. Following the interview, applicants are welcome to contact any member of the psychology staff to ask questions.
Our training philosophy is focused on developing highly competent clinical practitioners in a university-based managed care setting. Our goal is to produce strong multi-modal practitioners who will successfully transfer treatment skills to a variety of outpatient settings within the rapidly evolving world of health care. The core of this model lies in the mentor-apprenticeship supervisory relationship. Intern applicants would fit well here if they are prepared for, and interested in, a therapy-intensive and multiculturally sensitive environment, crisis assessment, training with multidisciplinary senior therapists, and treating the full range of psychiatric diagnoses.
The strengths of this internship include training in brief individual and group therapies, crisis intervention, psychological assessment, and community consultation. Our staff is very supportive of interns' growth and creativity.
Thirty five 24 hour on-call shifts (where intern must be within 30 minutes of university) and occasional night and weekend outreach required. We prefer applicants to have completed 3 integrated test reports.
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Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:
for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.