Intern Performance Expectations
In order to successfully complete the internship, interns are required to:
* Receive satisfactory ratings on all items of “Evaluation of Intern” by the end of the internship year.
* Complete 2000 total hours.
* Complete the following:
- Groups: 1 group per semester, 2 groups per year
- Couples: 3 per year
- Psychological Assessment/Testing: 2 reports per year
- Outreach: 2 presentations per semester
- Individual Supervision: 2 hours per week
- Case Conference: 2 clinical case presentations per year, 2 assessment presentations per year
- Attend weekly meetings for professional development, case conference, clinical meeting and training seminar.
With regard to behavior and performance, interns are generally expected to:
- Behave within the bounds of the ethical principles of their professional disciplines. These include:
- APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
- APA Standards for Providers of Psychological Services and Specialty Guidelines for the Delivery of Services
- Other relevant and applicable codes, standards, or guidelines.
- Behave within the bounds of the laws and regulations of the State of Utah Board of Licensure for Psychologists.
- Behave in a manner that conforms to the professional standards of Southern Utah University.
- Demonstrate proficiency in counseling and therapy skills as required to successfully carry out assigned tasks at CAPS.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly in both oral and written formats.
- Complete all written documents in a timely manner.
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate relevant professional and ethical standards as a psychologist into one's repertoire of behaviors.
- Participate in the training, service, and continuing education activities of CAPS with the year-end goal of being able to provide entry-level services across a range of activities.
Interns receive ongoing informal feedback from their supervisors and group therapy co-leaders with respect to their strengths and areas for continued growth and development. Interns are expected to be thoughtful about their knowledge, skills and competencies at the beginning of each semester in order to facilitate setting semester training goals. A preliminary review is conducted in October. Formal evaluations are held three times during the year. The first formal review is in December, the second is in April, and the third is in July. The formal "Evaluation of Intern" is directly tied to the internship goals and consists of behavioral anchors related to both foundational and functional competencies.