The internship is based on the Practitioner-Scholar model and is designed to prepare entry-level psychologists who practice ethically and with sensitivity to diversity. Training goals include knowledge and application of ethical and legal standards, theories, research, and methods of psychology related to models of psychotherapy, assessment, supervision, evaluation, and consultation. Rotations expected to be offered include Acute Care, Recovery Program, Office of Forensic Services, and the Addiction, Co-Occurring, and Trauma Recovery Services Program --all located at Springfield Hospital Center. Interns have opportunities to take part in the cognitive remediation lab, the Springfield Counseling Center, peer supervision of externs, and comprehensive psychological assessments. The internship employs diverse didactic training to complement the clinical work performed by the intern. While we offer a generalist training program, the majority of current admissions are patients with forensic involvement. Group therapy is a primary treatment modality in the hospital, and interns are expected to implement a group intervention of their choosing during the internship.
Current COVID-19 Hospital Precautions include mandatory monthly staff Covid-19 testing, use of masks for staff and patients, daily temperature checks prior to reporting to assigned office or unit, daily screening questions for staff, social distancing, hospital-wide communications, and use of quarantine precautions when indicated. Expect changes to policies or procedures as circumstances evolve. For more details please see brochure or contact the training director.