The training year begins on or about September 1st and concludes at the end of August the following year. Interns are "on duty" 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, and are expected to complete 2000 hours of training during the internship year. All rotations are designed to provide sufficient time to complete the required duties within a 40-hour work week. However, it is reasonable to anticipate spending some off-duty hours in internship related activities, including outside reading for rotations and seminars, reviewing professional literature, treatment manuals, etc.

The typical weekly allocation of hours is provided below. Given that each concentration provides a unique training experiences, the number of hours devoted to each activity may vary slightly across rotations.

General Domains of Training

Concurrent, year-long experiential training in which all interns participate; accounts for no less than 16 hours/week

  • Outpatient psychotherapy services (5 face-to-face hours)
  • Psychological assessment (a minimum of 10 comprehensive assessments to be completed during the duration of the internship; interns typically complete 15-20 assessments)
  • Group therapy (minimum of 2 face-to-face hours)
  • Consultation (approximately 2 hours)
  • Program development/evaluation project (average of 2 hours)
  • Supervision of psychology practicum students (1 hour)

Minor Concentration Electives

Concurrent, year-long adjunctive training experiences in elective focus areas within the practice of clinical psychology; accounts for an average of 16 hours/week

  • Psycho-oncology (16 hours/week)
  • Psycho-cardiology (4 hours/week)
  • Eating disorders (10 hours/week)
  • Geropsychology/Neuropsychology (10 hours/week)
  • Child & adolescent assessment and intervention (10 hours/week)


Accounts for a minimum of 4 hours/week

  • Individual (2 hours)
  • Group (2 hours, Assessment group supervision and Supervision of Supervision)

Other Didactic &/or Interactive Instruction

Accounts for an average of 4 hours/week

  1. Diversity and the Spiritual Life Seminar
    • 1st Quarter: Case Conceptualization (1 hour/week)
    • 2nd Quarter: Diversity considerations in assessment and intervention (1 hour/week)
    • 3rd & 4th Quarter: Spirituality and Religiosity - assessment and intervention (1 hour/week)
  2. Psychotherapy and Assessment Seminars
    • Clinical Case Conference (year-long, 1 hour/week)
    • Evidence Based Psychotherapy (1st & 2nd Quarter, 1 hour/week)
    • Suicide Assessment and Intervention (3rd Quarter, 1 hour/week)
    • Assessment case conference (year-long, 1 hour/month)
    • "In Treatment" - informal conversations on the ethical and clinical dilemmas portrayed in the HBO series (year-long, 1 hour/week)
  3. Professional Development Group (1 hour/week)
    • 1st week of each month: Community meeting
    • 2nd week of each month: Case presentation
    • 3rd week of each month: teaching, selection of new interns, postdoc and licensure issues, EPPP
    • 4th week of each month: Journal article
    • If there's a 5th week: Topic of interns' choice
  4. Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds (optional)
  5. Research involvement (optional)