Sample Weekly Schedule

The Post-Master’s Fellowship is a full-time, one year, paid internship that can be renewed for a second year if the Fellow and the Center are in agreement.  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 Fellow 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 Center.

Direct Services Activities: Hours Per Week
Intakes (Personal, Academic & Career) 4 – 6
Individual Counseling Follow-Ups 15 – 25
(Personal, Academic & Career)
Triage 0 – 3
Outreach Programming 0 – 4
Group Counseling 0 – 2
Consultation 0 – 1
After Hours / On-Call 0 – 1 (Rotates through staff)
Observing Senior Staff 0 – 1
Total Direct Service: Ave 25
Training – Supervision Activities:
Individual Supervision 2
Group Supervision 1
Training Seminar Topics 2 – 3
Case Consultation 1
Total Training & Supervision:  Ave 6
Administrative Activities:
 Clinical Notes & Paperwork 5
Preparation for Supervision 1
Staff Meeting 2
Committee Meetings / Center Involvement 0 – 2
 Total Administrative:  Ave 9
 Approximate Totals:  40 (Possibly more due to nature of EPA position)

 

Please note: We expect all trainees to take a lunch break when appropriate (when full or most of 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.

Intern Seminar

Intern Seminars are designed to enrich the training experience of emerging mental health professionals.  In addition to weekly group process time with the intern cohort and case-consultation meetings with fellow trainees and senior staff, training seminars are offered on a variety of topics.  Seminars are didactic in nature and are illustrated with rich case examples.  Seminars will be offered on a weekly basis for a minimum of two hours.  Some topics will be offered regularly and others will be offered throughout the academic year.

Seminar Topics include:

  1. Multicultural / Diversity Seminar
  2. Clinical Skills / Clinical Issues Seminar
  3. Theories and Techniques Seminar
  4. Assessment Seminar
  5. Outreach Seminar
  6. Supervision of Supervision Seminar
  7. Group Counseling Seminar
  8. Professional Identity / Professional Development