|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 will spend approximately 50% of their time providing direct services (individual, family, group therapy) and consultation services, and the remaining 50% is devoted to training, supervision, and administrative tasks. Interns typically work 40-45 hours per week.
*Center for Health and Counseling - Creighton University:
At Creighton, interns are expected to work 40-42 hours per week, typically from 8am-4:30pm or 8am-6:30pm. The university holidays and sick/vacation hours compensate for the 2 later night hours. In addition, interns are expected to spend no more than 25 hours per week in direct service to students. Direct service includes individual counseling, group counseling, assessment, and providing supervision. Indirect services include weekly staff meetings, consultation, training, supervision, report writing, case note writing and test scoring. Face-to-face supervision includes 2 individual hours per week and 2 additional hours in group trainings.
Morningstar Counseling requires that each intern participate in 3 full days of clinic and one one full day in their specialty area, averaging about 15-20 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 didactic, and professional development activities. Interns also receive 4 hours of supervision per week. Typical total intern time commitment at Morningstar averages 40-45 hours a week.
MMI requires that each intern participate in 2-1/2 to 4 days of clinic, specialty, assessment or consultation clinic per week dependent on rotation and program, averaging about 15-30 hours of direct client contact time per week. Another 10-20 hours a week are devoted to research, didactic, professional development and administrative (i.e., report writing, case management) 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 at least 2 hours devoted to face-to-face individual supervision and 2 additional hours devoted to other forms of supervision and training
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.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center:
Each intern is expected to work 40 hours per week, including 15-20 hours of direct services and consultation, though they will occasionally work more during certain periods of the year (e.g., peak vocational assessment time in the spring). Direct service includes individual, family, group and couples counseling as well as assessment. Training and supervision are strongly emphasized as well. Interns receive at least 2 hours per week of face-to-face individual supervision and 2 additional hours devoted to other forms of supervision and training. In addition, ongoing faith-integrated didactic training is provided at IHMCC and monthly training is provided through the various consortium sites.
Interns meet with the Training Director during orientation to determine appropriate and attainable goals for the internship year. Based on the mutually agreed upon goals between the intern and training director, the intern has the opportunity to engage in the various activities of a counseling center psychologist throughout the internship year. Examples include: individual, couples, and group counseling; initial evaluations, crisis intervention; outreach/consultation; and provision of supervision. As interns begin to immerse themselves in these direct service opportunities, they will consistently receive two hours of weekly supervision from their primary supervisor. The expectation during weekly individual supervision is that interns will discuss risk issues, discuss goals set for treatment; share the treatment plan; apply evidence-based practice in their clinical interventions, and discuss challenges and success in the provision of therapy. The internship program offers three rotations: Crisis & Care Management, Outreach, and Clinical Interest. In the Crisis & Care Management rotation, interns provide crisis intervention and care management to students in crisis, including collaboration with the care manager and consultation to concerned individuals. The Outreach rotation involves delivering outreach programming and suicide prevention training, with opportunities to create presentations, work on social media outreach, or provide digital recordings. The Clinical Interest rotation gives interns the opportunity to concentrate on a particular clinical interest or service model. During this rotation, interns receive extra clinical assignments, training, consultation, and discussions related to their chosen area of focus. Examples of areas include substance use, eating disorder, group counseling, diversity, supervision, and more. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week, although they will occasionally work more during the academic year. Interns work with the training director to strive for a healthy work/life balance. By the end of the internship year, interns will be prepared with the knowledge, awareness, and skills of a generalist. Our interns are well prepared for careers in either university/college counseling centers or private practice.