Our internship is steeped in the scientist-practitioner and scholar-practitioner traditions, and aims to strenghten interns’ clinical abilities, theoretical knowledge, with major focus on critical and philosophical thinking. To this end, we offer intensive supervision of clinical activities, participation in intensive weekly didactic seminars and clinical conferences, and significant exposure to many types of outpatient and inpatient clinical work.
Our program originated from a psychodynamic base, and might now be described as polytheoretical, with significant acknowledgement of and exposure to up to date findings and practices in several orientations, including psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic. We place a strong value on theoretical rigor and respectful exchange of ideas across theoretical positions.
WE ARE DEEPLY INTERESTED IN MAKING OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AND OUR UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY A MORE DIVERSE PLACE. If you are a student of color, a student with a disability, or a member of the LGBTQ community, we hope you will consider us in your application process. Our internship is committed to a rigorous philosophical examination of the history and systems of psychology as they relate to identity and difference, and we pride ourself on a curriculum that goes beyond the standards of the current field in this regard. We are committed to the strengthening of our program, our profession, and our society by bringing together diverse internship classes, and we acknowledge the urgent need in our society for excellent psychologists of all backgrounds.
Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are applying to the Adult or Child Track. More detailed description of the program can be obtained online at www.upstate.edu/psych/education/internships/psychology