The internship in Health Service Psychology at the Ohio State University provides interns a generalist training program in a large comprehensive mental health agency in a university counseling center setting. The practitioner/scholar model of training emphasizes experiential learning and high quality supervision of clinical work within a multidisciplinary agency.
Our program faculty/staff consist of over 45 mental health professionals in the following disciplines: psychology, psychiatry, counseling, social work and marriage and family therapy. Of this group, 14 are psychologists.
Please review the detailed description of our program at http://ccs.osu.edu/training
Some doctoral programs require their students to have additional training contracts and evaluations completed by their internship programs. The Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Service internship does not enter into training contracts with academic programs, and CCS supervisors do not complete evaluations developed by academic programs. As an APA accredited internship, our interns receive comprehensive evaluative feedback throughout the training year using instruments based on APA guidelines and customized to our program. Copies of completed evaluations are provided to academic programs at the mid-point and end of the training year. If you are enrolled in an academic program that requires additional training contracts and evaluations, you are strongly encouraged to consult with your Director of Clinical Training as to whether or not you are eligible to apply to our program.
The expectation for successful completion of the accredited internship is acquiring at least 2000 overall internship hours and 500 direct clinical hours (25 percent of total hours). CCS defines direct clinical hours as contact with clients (individual, group, couples, consultation, triage and urgent counseling).