The internship is a year-long, full-time experience devoted to supervised training in the provision of clinical services and continued development of skills in research and consultation. Interns participate in weekly didactic seminars associated with their clinical and research rotations, as well as more general seminars addressing professional identity and practice. Individual supervision is provided across the areas of psychological assessment, treatment, and consultation. The emphasis of the internship is on developing core skills in these areas and on fostering the development of the intern's professional identity. The program has four principal components: 1) didactic education, 2) supervised experience in psychotherapy and other aspects of general clinical psychology practice, 3) specialty clinic rotations, and 4) research.
In keeping with our focus on professional development, at the beginning of the internship, the intern formulates a plan for meeting his or her training goals in conjunction with a primary faculty mentor, and in collaboration with other faculty members across the tracks. Individually determined combinations of rotations, clinical supervisors, patient populations, seminars and other opportunities across the Medical Center are selected to optimally meet each intern's training needs and interests. This flexibility allows the intern to maximize the value of the internship year by making unique choices from among the diverse educational opportunities our program and the University of Chicago Medicine offer.