Training Activity Plan

Interns engage in 40 hours of professional activity each week. In consultation with a supervisor and/or Training Director each intern will have some discretionary time for select activities. 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 focused on clinical documentation of treatment 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
Direct service: Psychotherapy
Intakes, ongoing individual, crisis intervention
Direct service: Recomendation and Referral coverage 4  
Direct service: Semi-structured mandated assessments for suicide and self harm, substance use (1)

During SHRA 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 Supervision rotation

Provide DYRT workshops (1.5)

During Substance Abuse Prevention rotation

Coordinate Practicum Seminars (1)

every other week if not supervising


Total rotation

hours = 1 – 1.5

Documentation/Admin/Email/Phone calls 6-8  
Review of Practicum Counselor notes and tapes (1)

During Sup rotation

Review DYRT and assessment paperwork (1)

 During SA rotation


Paperwork/prep = 6-8

Receive supervision of your individual psychotherapy 2  
Receive supervision of group therapy or outreach (0.5)  If co-leading group or running outreach programs
Receive supervision of supervision (1) During Sup rotation
Supervision/meeting with TD 1 1x/month
 Group supervision during Psy Staff meeting (typically ½ hour is case consultation)  .5 Some meetings are just business and others involve case consultations
Receive supervision of Substance Abuse rotation (1) Every other week during SA rotation
Diversity dialogues group supervision 2 1x/month
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 = 1.0 – 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 36  
Dissertation/Professional Development  2 2  hours/week maximum
Co-facilitate Decrease Your Risk Training(student substance abuse sanction)group interventions (1.5) Substance Abuse Rotation
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  
Total minimum TRAINING ACTIVITY per week 40  

 *NOTE:  Interns typically receive a good deal more supervision than the 4 structured hours on the Training Activity Plan, above. Collaborating on outreaches, seeking additional assessment experience, and frequent case management consults all involve supervision.