Please go to our web site that describes the department and detailed information about the intern training program. The District's Home page will give information about the school district, population, and area. Website is located at: https://www.cfisd.net/Page/351
The Department has adopted a Practitioner/Scholar model that complements the Scientist/Practitioner Model and strives to provide an opportunity for interns to gain practical experience through the application of curriculum knowledge to applied settings. Interns acquire experience and increasing independence in a variety of therapeutic techniques, settings and populations in a large, rapidly growing suburban, diverse school district.
Interns spend 4 days in the schools. Fifth day is a training/office day. Major rotations are each placement for the school year. Other core experiences include autism, crisis intervention, early childhood, presentations, and parent training. There may be additional experiences available at placements or with assigned site supervisors or other department staff. School placements include providing individual and group counseling, consultation, behavioral interventions, psychological evaluations, crisis intervention, case management, and professional presentations to district staff and students' parents.
Weekly training includes at least one two-hour seminar, treatment/assessment group, FIT Clinic supervision and group supervision. Monthly participation with the Council of Houston Area Training Sites (CHATS) includes the APA internships in the Houston area and consists of networking and two-hour presentations hosted among the area sites. Interns also participate in a supervised family clinic training experience serving community families and Write Club (research oriented program).