in Clinical Psychology
The internship year, July 1 through June 30, provides a one-year full time clinical psychology internship. The Training Director works with each intern to develop a satisfying training program. The core faculty provides most of the training and supervision, but other professionals in allied disciplines also participate. Interdisciplinary exchange is strongly supported.
Interns are expected to:
General Criteria for Intern Selection
Faculty, acting as a group, will review, interview and rank applicants. Three faculty members will initially rate each file; one from within the applicant’s self-described area of interest and two "neutral" raters. The faculty from each track will meet collectively with the training director to negotiate the ranking of files and establishment of an interview list.
Applicants selected for interview will have the opportunity to meet with three faculty members, at least one of whom will be outside of their desired track or concentration. Interviews focus on the evaluation of the knowledge, motivation, and capacity of the prospective intern to do the work. The interviews also pay attention to the particular focus the intern would like to take in the year of internship in order to better understand the applicant’s career trajectory and how well that trajectory fits the faculty/program’s strengths. Interns who appear to lack a clear career trajectory or want to "dabble" minimally in many projects would not be considered a good fit with the UIC program.
The selection will be done by the entire track faculty jointly using the criteria outlined above.
Individualized Program Evaluation
At the beginning of the year, interns complete baseline evaluations of their competencies in specific areas. These baseline evaluations are discussed with research and clinical supervisors and used to identify specific training goals for the year. Thereafter feedback is obtained for both interns and supervisors at six months and at the end of the year. Additionally, interns evaluate all courses and lectures and participate in an end-of-year exit evaluation process.
The internship offers the following track-specific seminars and rounds for its interns:
(Interns, in consultation with the training director and training committee, may choose one or more of these as appropriate). Note that specific seminars may be required for certain of the selected rotations.