Training Philosophy

The predoctoral psychology internship training program at the Department of Psychiatry within Loma Linda School of Medicine adheres to a philosophy and training model consistent with the Local Clinical Scientist Model and integrating a developmental approach to training.
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Training Components

Our training program consists of foundational elements (i.e., aspirational educational components that are infused and interwoven across all training experiences), general domains (i.e., broad training experiences in general areas within the practice of clinical psychology), and focused experiences in both specialty psychiatric settings as well as medical settings.
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Clinical Training Activities

Psychology interns work alongside psychologists, psychiatrists, other physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health professionals in an outpatient mental health clinic (which includes the LLU Student Counseling Center), inpatient psychiatric hospital, day treatment programs, and medical settings (Cancer Institute and Heart Institute).
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Didactic Activities

A wide range of formal didactic training experiences are offered as an integral part of the psychology internship program. The training experiences are designed to build on prior experience and training and to provide new experiences that are sequential, cumulative, and graded in complexity.
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Weekly Allocation of Hours

All interns are expected to work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The Weekly Allocation of Hours section outlines how time is typically distributed among the various internship training activities. Given that each rotation provides a unique training experience, the allocations may vary slightly across rotations.
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