Provision of Psychological Services
The type of service activity and the minimal amount of time spent in each of these areas were carefully developed to provide a balance between acquiring experience and the opportunity to receive training. In addition, the activities are consistent with the typical duties of a psychologist in a university counseling center setting. These activities include:
Walk-In Coverage/Consultation & Assessment
Interns are typically expected to allot at least three hours per week of walk-in coverage. This activity is designed to give interns experience with assessment, referral, short-term treatment intervention, crisis intervention and psychiatric consultation.
Interns will provide therapy to students who present with a wide range of issues such as depression; anxiety; interpersonal relationship problems; grief and loss; suicidal ideation; sexual and physical assault; identity and self-esteem; personality disorders; and personality development. Interns will typically carry a caseload of 10-15 clients per week.
Interns will be given the opportunity to co-facilitate either a process-oriented therapy group or a structured, support, or psycho-educational group during the fall and spring semesters. Interns will usually be paired with a senior staff psychologist to co-lead the group in the Fall. In the past, the Counseling Center has offered time-limited interpersonal process-oriented groups, general therapy groups, and psycho-educational groups. Interns often have the opportunity to co-facilitate a group with a clinical psychology graduate assistant in the Spring. Interns are encouraged to explore the possibility of developing a group based upon individual interests and campus needs.
Interns will have the experience of providing daytime on-call crisis intervention services and consultation services to students, faculty, and staff. Interns can expect to spend two to four hours per week performing these services. Interns will gain experience in crisis intervention, assessment, referral and psychiatric consultation.
Consultation, Community Intervention, and Liaison
In collaboration with the Community Intervention and Consultation Seminar Leader and the Community Intervention Committee, interns will provide training, consultation, and psycho-educational workshops to the campus community. Programs on topics such as time management, stress management, healthy relationships, and test anxiety are often requested by the Office of Residence Life, Athletic Department, and other student affairs and academic units. Interns are required to present and conduct a minimum of four outreach presentations per semester. In addition, interns have the opportunity to develop and deliver a variety of psycho-educational services via a liaison relationship. Interns will collaborate with counseling center staff to determine which campus unit they would prefer to develop this relationship.
Provision of Supervision
Interns will have the experience of providing supervision to a doctoral student from Bowling Green State University’s APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology. Each intern will be expected to supervise during the Spring semester. In addition, interns may have the opportunity to provide supervision during the Summer session.
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|Consultation & Outreach||1-4||1-4||1-4|
|Provision of Supervision||-||1.0||1-2|