Fort Worth Independent School District has provided pre-doctoral professional School Psychology training for over 20 years in a culturally rich, urban setting. The internship has been accredited by APA since l997. Direct and experiential training are provided in consultation, assessment, behavior intervention strategies, counseling, suicide and violence risk assessments, crisis intervention, ethics, legal guidelines, educational planning, and research. Interns pursue their professional interests through participation in rotations with special populations. These include students served in programs for Emotional Disturbance, AU spectrum disorders, homelessness, and alternatively placed students. A broad spectrum of problems are addressed across the behavioral health, mental health, and intellectual disability spectrum. Under supervision and in concert with other professionals, interns provide a realm of services including consultation, assessment, behavior management, crisis intervention, counseling, IEP meetings, and educational planning for general and special education students to promote student achievement. Various settings are available, including traditional and special schools, special education units, hospital classrooms, and school-based counseling centers. Interns collaborate with professionals from many disciplines, and they participate in didactics and supervision. The internship manual outlines specific goals and objectives consistent with APA standards, ethical guidelines, and state requirements for licensure as a Psychologist. Interns set individualized professional goals and participate in selecting their rotations, with guidance from supervisors. Specialized rotations are encouraged after the first quarterly review to allow for the intern to acclimate to the FWISD model. The program's goal is to move interns from student status to practicing professional colleagues. The internship requires 1800 hours over 10.5 months. It is possible to obtain 2000 hours with outside research, volunteer hours, additional duties, which may not be compensated. PLEASE NOTE: should a candidate match, final offer of employment is contingent on passing a background check and compliance with our Human Capital Management requirements.