University Health & Counseling Services offers two, one-year, full-time doctoral psychology internship positions. Interns devote a minimum of 13 hours per week engaging in direct clinical services providing individual and group therapy. Interns have the opportunity to conduct outreach and provide psycho-educational programming in behavioral health and wellness. Interns will supervise a practicum trainee (under umbrella supervision). Interns are responsible for providing immediate/same-day care, which includes crisis visits and evaluations for risk. Interns receive individual, assessment, and group supervision with licensed psychologists. Interns will receive didactic training by senior clinical staff and participate in both counseling and joint (health and counseling) case conferences, as well as staff meetings. Interns work within an interdisciplinary context, collaborating with social work staff and trainees, professional counselor staff and traineess, psychiatry staff and residents, and other health professions afforded by this site.
CWRU University Health & Counseling Services is deeply committed to the appreciation of diversity. We value individuals of all identities including those based on race, ethnicity, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality and citizenship, age, body, religion, spirituality, ability, and ideology. We recognize the effects that discrimination, prejudice, and systemic issues of power and privilege can have on a community and on individuals. We aim to respect individuality within the context of cultural background and to provide students a safe space to explore the intersection of their identities.
The UH&CS doctoral internship honors the diversity of students, interns, and staff and aims to integrate multicultural perspectives and social justice awareness throughout training activities and experiences. Diversity of identity and background and diversity of thought are valued as part of the internship year, and as a training site we incorporate themes of multiculturalism in supervision, consultation, clinical intervention, and professional development. We collaborate with other CWRU departments to reach out to underrepresented and marginalized groups on campus.
Interns are valued for the diversity of experience and identities that they bring to the center. They are encouraged to explore their own intersecting identities and how these intersect with their experiential work during internship.
In terms of the training program, our site is engaged with multiculturalism and social justice themes and highlights this on our website and brochure. We do not require in-person interviews, a decision that is informed by our commitment to encouraging a diverse range of applicants, including those who may have physical or economic challenges to travel. Our site has a Multiculturalism Series in the didactic program, and our Multicultural Specialist, a standing member of the Training Committee, regularly seeks training in building skills and learning updates about issues of race and ethnicity in higher education. This didactic series includes the exploration of diverse identities of the interns as well as of clients. The TD has a background in studying and consulting on matters of intergroup conflict and healthcare prejudice, and thus has experience in training and educating on themes related to diversity and social justice. Consequently, these themes are readily woven through the internship year in consultation and supervision, as well as in program design.
We are eager to welcome interns from all regions, backgrounds, and identities.