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Pre Doctoral Internship Program

​The mission of the intern program is to prepare doctoral psychology students to practice ethically and competently as clinical psychologists, providing services in ways that respect and preserve the rights and dignity of all in society. We seek to prepare interns to practice particularly in private settings and forensic psychology. Additionally, the training program helps interns to provide effective, clinically appropriate services to at-risk clients of diverse backgrounds.

The program emphasizes professionalism as an outcome goal of the training experience for all interns. Interns are expected to demonstrate openness to constructive feedback and learning in order to facilitate professional growth. Consideration and respect for others in the workplace is expected so that interns and others can enjoy productive working relationships. Interns are assisted in forging an important balance between confidence and humility, and in gracefully and productively managing the many technical and time-intensive demands of the program.