Overview of the Internship Program

PHBH Sites & Services

Supervision

Consistent with requirements for New Jersey licensure, interns receive a minimum of 2 hours of individual and 2 hours of group supervision, as follows:

  • Individual supervision with Training Director
  • Individual supervision with rotation supervisor
  • Group supervision with Training Director
  • Group supervision with assessment supervisor

Seminars & Didactic Experiences

Interns are provided with opportunities to further their training through two hours per week of seminars and other structured didactic activities. The following are offered monthly:

General Didactics

  • Grand Rounds: The Grand Rounds series is organized through the Department of Psychiatry and features speakers from inside and outside of the institution who speak on a variety of topics. Dr. Krejci, who sits on the CME Committee, organizes half the Grand Rounds, with a particular focus on psychosocial treatment interventions and evidence-based practices. Recent presentations have included topics such as, "Trauma and Attachment," "Mandatory Abuse Reporting," and "Family Relations and Parenting Practices in Ethnic Minority Families."
  • Psychology Case Conference: This is intended as a forum for psychology interns and faculty to discuss particularly challenging clinical cases from a variety of clinical and theoretical perspectives.
  • Controversies in Evidence-Based Practices Seminar: Participants are assigned an article from the literature on evidence-based practices and empirically supported treatments to review and critique. An emphasis is placed on sharpening participants' critical thinking skills and methodological sophistication, with the aim of helping interns to become more sophisticated consumers of the empirical literature.
  • Specialized Seminars

     The weekly seminar series focuses on the following content areas:

  • Assessment: Instruction is provided in neuropsychological, intelligence and personality testing, as well as a variety of issues pertinent to assessment with specific clinical populations such as suicidal patients, eating disorders and trauma.
  • Psychopathology & Personality: This seminar allows interns to delve more deeply into the phenomenology, symptomatology, etiology and epidemiology of specific clinical syndromes and personality types. Specific topics include trauma and abuse, eating disorders, substance abuse and current controversies in personality.
  • Treatment Approaches: Interns are provided with an intensive overview of a range of treatment modalities, with a focus on evidence-based practices. Teaching modalities include lecture/discussion and taped demonstrations. Topics include Interpersonal Therapy, Seeking Safety and Social Skills Training.
  • Professional & Cultural Issues: This seminar focuses on other professional issues relevant to clinical psychology. Selected topics include "Working with Hispanic Patients," "Racial Issues in Treatment" and "Ethical Dilemmas in Professional Practice."