Training & Clinical Rotations

The doctoral internship in clinical psychology provides a minimum of two hours per week in didactic activities such as case conferences, seminars, workshops and in-service training. Doctoral interns are required to participate in a minimum of four hours per week of didactic activities.

A schedule of activities is developed each year in keeping with the doctoral interns’ interests and requirements. Doctoral interns are also expected to attend regularly scheduled administrative and clinical meetings with all other team members. Some examples of training and workshop opportunities available the past several years to interns have included:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health and Addictions
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Family Systems Theories and Family Therapy
  • Ethics in Clinical Practice
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Multicultural Issues in Counseling and Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

AACI also offers training in peer supervision and provides additional support as interns learn the skills involved with functioning in a supervisor’s role.

Trainings in neuropsychological testing are also offered as doctoral interns will have a chance to administer a wide variety of testing batteries and formulate integrated assessment reports.

Program Rotations:

Rotation Duration
Up to 2 case assignments in the Center for Survivors of Torture (CST) 1 year
Involvement in Adult Group Facilitation and support and/or program development (group initiation and facilitation with adult clients). (Only for interns assigned to the Adult/Older Adult (AOA) Program) 3 months
Involvement in School-based counseling (Only for interns assigned to the Family and Children (F&C) Program) One client school semester (approx. 6 months)
Peer Supervision: functioning as a supervisor to an assigned staff member, which will be in addition to clinical supervision already in place. Another hour of supervision will be provided each week by a licensed psychologist during this rotation. 3 months