Intercommunity Action Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology
Intercommunity Action is proud offer a comprehensive Doctoral Training Program in Clinical Psychology for both interns and practicum students currently enrolled in an APA-accredited doctoral program. Our internship is currently APA-accredited.
The doctoral internship in clinical psychology at Interact is designed to train future psychologists to perform a variety of roles in community mental health. The internship emphasizes direct clinical practice and the integration of science and practice as informed by the practitioner-scholar model. The internship stresses foundational competency development and consolidation in the areas of relationship, diversity, and applied ethics, as well as specific competency development in knowledge, skills and attitudes involving assessment, diagnosis, case conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention, consultation, supervision, and research and education.
The internship emphasizes the development of Advanced to Proficient level clinical skills through supervised clinical experiences in the application of theoretical and empirical psychological knowledge. The program provides interns with a continuum of clinical training opportunities within a broad range of interdisciplinary clinical settings. Our training curriculum strives to be relevant to the current demands of practicing psychologists and the populations they serve. The activities of the internship are designed to teach and develop professional competence through didactic instruction, modeling, experience, case discussion and supervision. The internship emphasizes the provision of service to culturally diverse communities, as well as the treatment of underserved populations.
Intercommunity Action’s training goals are:
• Goal 1: To produce internship graduates who demonstrate competence in psychological/psychoeducational assessment, diagnosis and case conceptualization.
• Goal 2: To produce internship graduates who demonstrate competency in performing intervention as informed by scientific knowledge and clinical application.
• Goal 3: To produce internship graduates who readily identify as professional psychologists in a variety of roles and environments.
• Goal 4: To produce internship graduates who demonstrate competence in applied ethics to guide professional practice.
• Goal 5: To produce internship graduates who demonstrate competency in relation to individual and cultural diversity.
To learn more about the upcoming 2016-2017 internship, please contact:
William La Valle, Psy.D.
Director of Clinical Training
Also feel free to visit the APPIC Membership Directory for applicant requirements and further details: https://membership.appic.org/directory/search
*Note: Intercommunity Action, Inc. is partially affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). Interviews are only extended to candidates from PCOM during Phase I of the internship match. Subsequent phases are open to all schools.