Training Activity Plan

Interns engage in at least 40 hours of professional activity each week, 34-36 of which are structured. Choices for the remaining 4-6 hours are at the discretion of each intern, in consultation with a supervisor and/or Training Director. The actual time per week for many of the activities below fluctuates during the year related to the training cycle and clinical flow. The chart below represents a typical week during the academic year. Please note that some of the hours are in parentheses to indicate they are rotation hours that will vary based upon the intern’s rotation.

During the month of August the interns are involved in orientation, thus, the training hours are increased and clinical hours are decreased. During June and July the interns see a modest number of clients; therefore, the majority of their hours are utilized to complete termination summaries. The interns also work on projects such as finalizing their developing specialty presentations, conducting job searches, and engaging in work supporting planning and preparation for the next academic cycle.

Training Activity Hours per week Comments
REQUIRED ACTIVITIES    
Direct service: Psychotherapy Intakes, ongoing individual and couples therapy, crisis intervention 15  
Direct service: Walk-in clinic coverage 2  
Direct service: Semi-structured mandated assessments for suicide and self harm, substance use (1)

During MARSSH rotation weeks, during SA rotation

Direct service: Support or therapy group, workshops (1-1.5)

Varies based on activity and clinical demand

   

Total hours direct service = 17-19.5

Provide clinical supervision to a Practicum Counselor (1)

During Sup rotation

Provide DYRT workshops (1.5)

During SA rotation

Coordinate Practicum Seminars (1)

every other week if not supervising

   

Total rotation

hours = 1 – 1.5

Documentation 5-6  
Review of Practicum Counselor notes and tapes (1)

During Sup rotation

Review DYRT and assessment paperwork (1)

 During SA rotation

   

Paperwork/prep = 6-7

Receive supervision of your individual psychotherapy 2  
Receive supervision of group therapy or outreach (0.5)  If group runs or if there are extra outreach opportunities
Receive supervision of supervision (1) During Sup rotation
Supervision/meeting with TD 1 1x/month
    Hours of supervision received by psychologist licensed 2+ years = 2.5 - 4.5*
Receive supervision of Substance Abuse rotation (1) Every other week during SA rotation
Diversity dialogues 1 1x/monht
Psychiatric consult 0.5 Weekly
CHWS consultations 0.5 Every other week
ED consults 1 1x/month
"Curbside consults" with any of the interdisciplinary professional staff 0.5-1.0+ Varies
   

 Hours of supervision/ consultations with allied professionals = 1.5 – 2.5+

Total hours of supervision with licensed psychologists and allied professionals = 4.00 – 5.5+

Intern Seminar and Case Conference 2  
CHWS staff meeting, including medical & counseling cross-training 1  
Counseling staff meeting 0.5  
Prac Case Conference/Prac Training Seminar 1 Every other week
   

Total hours meeting + didactic = 3.5 – 4.5

Subtotal: Required Activities 34-36  
DISCRETIONARY ACTIVITES
Dissertation/Professional Development  4 4 hours/week maximum
Collaborate with medical staff on health education programming    
Co-advise student organization    
Additional prep for supervision of Prac Counselor    
Program development or outreach    
Create developing specialty opportunities (e.g., advertise a group, meetings with a campus mentor)    
Special CHWS projects    
Program evaluation data for Division of Student Affairs    
University committee service    
Subtotal: Discretionary Activities 4-6+  
Total minimum TRAINING ACTIVITY per week 40