CPS is a generalist Health Service Psychology counseling center internship that has a strong emphasis on enhancement of clinical skills and use of in-depth, intensive supervision. The internship is one of 4 programs in an integrated health/wellness center and provides broad based training in areas typical of counseling center internships.
The internship affords interns with opportunities to refine therapy skills in a number of areas (individual, couples, group). Interns receive 2 hours of individual and group supervision each week and intensive, in-depth, and supportive supervision is provided to facilitate progression of clinical skills and professional development. Other components of the training program include: cultural focus (e.g. clients who idenitify with range of intersecting identities), psychological assessment, outreach, consultation, multidisciplinary collaboration with other health care professionals, provision of supervision to master's level interns, crisis assessment and intervention, training in and possible implementation of telehealth, and a variety of training seminars (diversity, supervision of supervision, assessment, training seminar).
The internship allows for some flexibility to individualize the training year. All of this is done in a challenging, highly supportive, and relationally focused environment. The staff is very invested in interns' training and professional development, and values the interns' contribution to the Center. Former interns have consistently evaluated the program as being collegial, supportive, growth promoting, and transformative in the transition to becoming autonomous professionals.