Our training is full-time for 12 months (minimum of 2000 hours from 7/1- 6/30). A two-week orientation occurs prior to the start date. Each Intern is accepted into a major specialty training track. Each major rotation is matched with an elective minor rotation. Major rotations are 3 days per week and minor rotations are 1-2 days per week.
Applicants may apply to up to two major tracks. Minor rotations are chosen after match.
Heart and Vascular
Women’s Emotional Wellness
Consult/Liaison & Neurology Outpatient
Woman's Health OB/GYN
Heart and Vascular- 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.
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.
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 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 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 Behavioral Health Consultant in the busy OB/GYN office.
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 emphasizes a team-based approach where the BHC provides in-room consultation, assessment, follow up, and short-term therapy for patients as needed.
Consult/Liaison and Neurology Outpatient Interns work collaboratively within the C/L team to provide consultation across to the medical floors. 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.
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 direct patient care.
Interns complete a minimum of 3 comprehensive assessments during their training. Inpatient and outpatient assessments are completed for various intellectual, personality and diagnostic referral questions. 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. We provide additional training in leadership and quality assurance, as well as weekly didactics and supervision.