Didactics and Scholarly Inquiry
The internship adheres to a practitioner-scholar model. Training involves intensive clinical experience with integration of the scientific aspects of psychology through didactic training and supervision. Interns attend a variety of child/adolescent-focused seminars throughout the internship year, including clinical case conferences and psychiatry grand rounds. Speakers include faculty, professionals from the region and local community, and trainees. Topics are varied and have included child and adolescent development and psychopathology, child-focused psychotherapy and psychosocial assessment, the interplay of medical and emotional adjustment problems, cognitive-behavioral treatment interventions, and policy and procedure in mental health.
Many of our faculty identify as scientist-practitioners and are involved in ongoing research. Interns are encouraged to participate in faculty research or continue research through their graduate programs as desired. However, time for research is not built into the interns’ schedules due to the clinical emphasis of the training year.
Interns are assigned to lead a Journal Club and present a Case Conference to the Department of Child, Adolescent, & Family Psychiatry in the Bingham Clinic. A faculty member is assigned to facilitate discussions in Case Conferences and Journal Club presentations.
The following is a typical didactics schedule:
Mondays 1:00 – 2:00 PM Psychology Seminar
2:00 – 3:00 PM TEAM Meetings (Multidisciplinary clinical meetings)
Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:00 PM Group SupervisioN
Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:00 AM Psychotherapy Seminar
1:00 – 2:00 PM Psychopathology Seminar
2:00 – 3:00 PM Family Psychotherapy
Thursdays 11:30 – 1:00 PM Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Fridays 8:00 – 9:00 AM Pediatric Grand Rounds (Optional)