Training and Clinical Rotation

Training and Clinical Rotation

AACI’s Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology provides a minimum of two hours per week in didactic activities such as case conferences, seminars, workshops and in-service training. Doctoral interns are required to participate in a minimum of four hours per week of didactic activities.

A schedule of activities is developed each year in keeping with the doctoral interns’ interests and requirements. Doctoral interns are also expected to attend regularly scheduled administrative and clinical meetings with all other team members. Some examples of training and workshop opportunities available the past several years to interns have included:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health and Addictions
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Family Systems Theories and Family Therapy
  • Ethics in Clinical Practice
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Multicultural Issues in Counseling and Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

AACI also offers training in peer supervision and provides additional support as interns learn the skills involved with functioning in a supervisor’s role.

Trainings in neuropsychological testing are also offered as doctoral interns will have a chance to administer a wide variety of testing batteries and formulate integrated assessment reports.

For the 2019-2020 Training Year, our Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology is offering 4 intern positions from 3 programs. Each program has their own unique rotations. We have the following internship positions available, with an application deadline set for 11/23/18:

2 positions in the Adult/Older Adult (AOA) Program [clients are adults 18 and over]

1 position in the Family & Children (F&C) Program [clients are childhood age through 20 years old]

1 position in the Center for Survivors of Torture (CST) Program [clients are age 16 and over]

Program Rotations:

Rotation Description Placements Requiring these Rotations Duration
CST Rotation Up to 2 case assignments in the Center for Survivors of Torture (CST) AOA &F&C


*Note: CST interns will have cases primarily from this program

1 year
Group Facilitation Rotation Involvement in group facilitation and support and/or program development (clinical or skills-building group initiation and facilitation within the Behavioral Health Department) AOA only 3 months
School-based Rotation Therapy provided in a designated school environment F&C only One client school semester (approx. 6 months)
Peer Supervision Rotation Functioning as a supervisor for an assigned practicum student, which will be in addition to clinical supervision already in place.

*Note: Another hour of supervision will be provided each week by a licensed psychologist during this rotation.

All Intern placements 3 months
DV Rotation Up to 2 case assignments from the Domestic Violence (DV) Program CST only 1 year