The aim of the internship program is to prepare Interns for general practice in clinical psychology as informed by scholarly inquiry with a thorough grounding in psychological theory, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, supervision, consultation, professional values & attitudes, communication & interpersonal skills, and research. The Internship program seeks to prepare Interns in the theories and concepts of cultural and individual diversity and in their application to the practice of professional psychology.
The GPSC Doctoral in Clinical Psychology Internship Program is based on the practitioner-scholar model, a method of professional practice and scholarly inquiry, which is based on the science of psychology. The training model of the Doctoral Internship program is consistent with the mission of the Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at CAU, which emphasizes the importance of both utilizing best practices and scholarly inquiry. It is expected that upon completion of the program, Interns will have satisfied all of the Internship requirements for state licensure as a psychologist and will be prepared to enter postdoctoral residency program in clinical psychology.