Our training is a full-time for 12 months (minimum of 2000 hours from July 1- June 30). A two week orientation will occur prior to the start date. Each Intern is accepted into a major specialty training track. Each major rotation is matched with a minor rotation. Major rotations are three days per week and minor rotations are two days per week. We provide additional training in leadership and quality assurance, as well as weekly didactics and supervision.
Applicants may apply to up to two tracks:
Major: Heart and Vascular Health Minor: Primary Care
Major: Neuropsychology Assessment Minor: Neuroscience Consult/Liaison & Neurology Outpatient
Major: Cancer Center Minor: Primary Care
Major: Women’s Emotional Wellness Minor: Woman's Health/OB/GYN
Each Intern completes a minimum of 3 comprehensive assessments during their training. Inpatient and outpatient assessments are completed for various intellectual, personality and diagnostic referral questions for adults and children. These assessments can take place in our specialty sites, or through our formal assessment programs. Each Intern is encouraged to participate in research with a faculty member, complete a quality assurance project, or participate in our leadership class.
Heart and Vascular Health- Interns assess patients’ psychosocial needs and provide inpatient consultation, and supportive, short-term therapy and education to patients and their families. Interns work as part of a multidisciplinary team to address behavioral and psychological factors affecting patients. Interns have opportunities to conduct pre-surgical evaluation of candidates for advanced heart failure treatment options, facilitate support groups, and see patients on an outpatient basis.
Neuroscience Consult/Liaison and Neurology Out Patient- Interns work collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams on the Neuro Critical Care and Stroke Treatment and Recovery Units. Interns assess and provide supportive, short-term therapy and education to patients and their families. Interns develop and present educational material to staff and co-facilitate support groups. One day per week is dedicated to outpatient therapy in our Neurology office. Broader Consult Liaison experiences are also offered.
Cancer Center- Interns participate in multidisciplinary teams across the Cancer Care continuum by providing outpatient therapy, multidisciplinary team assessment, education and intervention, and inpatient consultation for patients from the point of diagnosis, through treatment and recovery, or end-of-life. Interns also have the opportunity to observe, co-facilitate or provide psychoeducation, support, and education groups, participate in the patient triage process, and complete psychosocial evaluations for bone marrow transplant. Interns may also have opportunities to engage in program development and implementation, and research activities.
Women’s Emotional Wellness/OB/GYN- Interns provide inpatient and outpatient consultation and treatment for ante-partum and post-partum women. Interns provide assessment, short-term therapy, and referrals as needed. Interns have opportunities to facilitate support groups and provide consultation to other professionals, via a hotline. Intern serves as BHC in OB/GYN.
Primary Care-Interns provide consultation to pediatric and adult patients in the primary care setting who have psychological or behavioral barriers to health and well-being. The Interns’ role is one of an integrated behavioral health consultant (BHC). Our model l emphasizes a team-based approach where the BHC provides in-room consultation, assessment, follow up, and short-term therapy for patients as needed.
Psychological Assessment- Interns learn a holistic and comprehensive approach to assessment which includes the crucial component skills of defining referral questions, consulting with various medical and psychiatric professionals, administering, scoring and interpreting tests, completing written reports and providing feedback.
Neuropsychology Assessment- Interns conduct clinical interviews, administer test batteries, write reports, and provide feedback. Outpatient referrals include questions related to concussion/traumatic brain injury, dementia, stroke, and other neurological and psychiatric diagnoses.
Our mission is to produce highly-skilled doctoral-level clinicians. We train students to provide evidence-based assessment, intervention, and consultation in various settings within a medical system. Our training encourages the use of scientific research to inform clinical work. Building relationships with patients and team members, communicating effectively, self-care, and providing professional, ethical, culturally competent care are emphasized. Students are expected to spend between 25-50% of their time engaged in experiential learning and to use scientific literature to inform their work.