Department of Psychological Science
The UVM Clinical Psychology Internship Program
Training ModelThe UVM Clinical Psychology Internship Program (CPIP) is a pre-doctoral program for doctoral candidates in Clinical Psychology. Following the scientist-practitioner training model, the CPIP provides advanced training in the application of evidence-based psychotherapies in diverse treatment settings. The training foci of the CPIP are providing culturally competent treatment to survivors of torture and refugees, and providing family-based health promotion and treatment
The CPIP uniquely integrates complementary training experiences at the Psychology Department’s Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Center (BTPC) and the Psychiatry Department’s Vermont Center for Children, Youth, and Families (VCCYF).
At the BTPC, interns are offered advanced training in culturally competent evidence-based treatment to torture survivors and refugees from over 25 countries as part of the Connecting Cultures Specialty Services. Interns also engage in multi-disciplinary services with social workers, teachers, lawyers, and refugee advocates. In addition to direct clinical services, the Connecting Cultures program offers outreach services, presentations and evaluation/research opportunities. Connecting Cultures is also a component of the New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma (NESTT) program.
While the CPIP emphasizes clinical training, it strongly values research. Interns are offered protected research time, and are connected with leading researchers in both departments for research mentorship and professional guidance.
|1.||To provide proficient and effective psychological intervention grounded in evidence-based principles.|
|2.||To complete comprehensive psychological assessments and accessible assessment reports.|
|3.||To incorporate research and theory in clinical practice.|
|4.||To practice psychology from a culturally and ethnically sensitive framework.|
|5.||To advance clinical research skills and scholarly inquiry.|
|6a.||To gain knowledge regarding theories and methods of supervision and gain direct experience providing supervision|
|6b.||To gain knowledge regarding theories and methods of consultation and gain direct experience providing consultation.|
|7.||To develop a thorough understanding of ethical practice in the context of professional psychology and to implement such practice.|
The CPIP is accredited by the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation since November, 2012. It is also a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), and participates in the APPIC match program. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202)336-5979/Email: email@example.com
Please see the CPIP Policies and Procedures Manual.
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