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Sample Weekly Schedule

The Doctoral Psychology Internship is a full-time, one year, paid internship.  A sample 40-hour weekly schedule is described below. While the experiences described in this section generally remain constant, the specific number of hours devoted to each activity may vary.  This is a sample of a typical Intern schedule and may be modified depending on the time of the year, completion of activities or seminars, and with respect to any specialized focus, and any systemic changes in the Counseling Center.

Sample of Weekly Training Activities

Direct Service Activities

Direct ServiceHours Per Week
Intakes (Personal, Academic, and Career)3
Individual Counseling Follow-Ups (Personal, Academic, and Career)10-15
Outreach Programming0-4
Group Counseling1.5-3
After Hours / On-Call0-2 (Rotates through staff)
Observing Senior Staff0-1
Total Direct ServiceAverage: 20-25

Training and Supervision Activities

Training and SupervisionHours Per Week
Individual Supervision3
Group Supervision1
Group Therapy Supervision.5
Didactic Training Seminar2
Case Consultation1
Supervision of Supervision1
Multicultural Seminar0-1
Triage Seminar0-1
Assessment Seminar0-1
Total Training and SupervisionAverage: 10.5

Administrative Activities

AdministrativeHours Per Week
Clinical Notes and Paperwork5
Preparation for Supervision1
Outreach Preparation0-2
Staff Meeting1
Director of Training Meeting0-1
Committee Meetings0-2
Total AdministrativeAverage: 10

Please note: We expect all trainees to take a lunch break when appropriate (when full or most of the day is worked). Self-care is essential for a positive and successful training experience. We attempt, with all staff, to encourage balancing our busier times with some respite where possible. We feel that for all new professionals learning to set limits and establishing reasonable goals is an important part of self-care and is a goal of the training program. Also, trainees are not able to see students after the Center is closed, unless the supervisor has agreed to remain and be available. This does not include educational outreach presentations which may be scheduled after-hours.