|Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
* Department of Health and Human Services:
Interns are expected to commit a minimum of 40 hours per week. They do not earn holiday or vacation times, although they can flex their hours to accommodate time off. A typical week involves 13 hours of interdisciplinary team meetings, 2 hours of face-to-face supervision, 2 hours of group supervision, 4 hours of assessment related duties, 4 hours of progress note writing, 1 hour of individual therapy, 4 hours of behavioral consultation, 3 hours of data analysis, 3 hours of behavior support plan writing or modification
3 hours of observation.
Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week, though will occasionally work more. Approximately 50% of interns time is spent providing therapy and consultation services. The remaining time is spent completing documentation, and receiving supervision/training.
*Center for Health and Counseling - Creighton University:
At Creighton, interns are expected to work 40 hours per week. On occasion, interns may work more than forty hours weekly. If interns work beyond expected hours, exchange hours can be accumulated with one working hour equal to one exchange hour. The exchange hours are working hours without pay but the interns may use these hours for time off from work. In addition, interns are expected to spend no more than 20 hours per week in direct service to students. Direct service includes individual counseling, group counseling, assessment, and couples counseling. Indirect services include weekly staff meetings, consultation, training, supervision, report writing, case note writing and test scoring. Face-to-face supervision is 3 hours per week and 20 hours per week is spent in direct client therapy contact.
MMI requires that each intern participate in 2 full days of clinic and one half to one full day of specialty, assessment or consultation clinic per week, averaging about 15-18 hours of direct client contact time per week with 25-30 hours total for direct contact, report writing, and case management. Another 10-20 hours a week are devoted to research, didactic, and professional development activities. They also receive 4 hours of supervision per week. Typical total intern time commitment at MMI averages 40-50 hours a week.
“Nebraska Medicine Psychology Department:
Interns typically spend 50 percent of their time in direct service (assessment, psychotherapy, and consultation). The remainder of the intern's time is divided among documentation, record review, supervision, staff meetings and didactics. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week, with 4 hours devoted to supervision.”
Weekly schedules vary substantially, but in addition to including 4 hours of supervision will typically include 6 hours of therapy, 8 hours of assessments, 6 hours of documentation, 6 hours of staff meetings, 8 hours of consultation, 2 hours of research.
*Catholic Social Services:
: Each intern is expected to work 40 hours per week, including 12-15 hours of direct services and consultation. Direct service includes individual, group and couples counseling as well as assessment. Training and supervision are strongly emphasized as well. Interns receive 4 hours of weekly supervision, including face-to-face and group supervision. In addition, ongoing faith-integrated didactic training is provided at CSS and monthly training is provided through the various consortium sites.