The CPS internship at KSU provides training across multiple intervention modalities, and interns can expect to gain competency with individual and group counseling, as well as with developing and presenting psychoeducational workshops and other preventive programs. Intensive individual and group supervision characterize the program, with interns receiving 2 hours of individual supervision per week, along with supervision of group counseling.
Further, interns will participate in a weekly Case Conference/Cluster meeting in which interns, staff and other students will present clinical cases for disposition, case management and case conceptualization. Two didactic seminar experiences will be provided, including a Clinical Seminar, which will focus on psychological theory and science and application to cases, and a Special Topics Seminar, which will focus on Diversity, Groups, Supervision, Assessment and Professional issues.
CPS interns will routinely work 40 hours per week with 10 holidays and the ability to accumulate vacation and sick leave through the Georgia State system. The 2000-hour internship will be completed over a 12-month time frame. Interns will be compensated at $34,486.00 for the year. Interns will have the opportunity to choose three of five rotation specialties over the course of their training year. These include: Groups, Trauma, Crisis Management, Supervision and Assessment.
CPS endorses a brief therapy model (up to 16 sessions per academic year) and all counseling clients enter the system through triage (initial consultations/ICs). Interns will provide 4 hours of ICs and schedule approximately 17 individual client hours per week. Interns will also cover at least 1.15 hours of group counseling per week but may cover more with additional group commitments. Interns will provide and later may supervise practicum trainees on delivering structured workshops on Anxiety and Depression for CPS clients. Interns may also supervise a master’s counselor in individual therapy depending on rotation commitments.