Elective Rotations

Interns who elect to work with SUU’s Pride Alliance co-facilitate SUU’s LGBTQA Support/Discussion group and participate as a member of the Pride Alliance Steering Committee.  The Steering Committee is currently focused on revising and further developing training curriculum for students, staff and faculty interested in becoming an ally on campus.

Interns primarily complete educational assessments for students who are referred by the SUU Disability Support Office.  This specialty area can also include assessments in other areas, depending on intern interest, including substance use assessment, eating disorder assessment, personality assessment, and career assessment.

After participating in didactic training in the areas of career counseling and career decision making models, interns provide career counseling services to students referred by the Career Café.  This specialty area also incorporates learning about and conducting career assessments using the Strong Interest Inventory, Self-Directed Search, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Knowdell Card Sort, and My Vocational Situation.

Interns who select group therapy as a specialty area typically choose to lead 1-2 additional groups beyond the expected minimum of one group per semester.  Interns participate in a half hour of supervision with their co-leader for each group that they run.

Interns have ample opportunity to complete outreach presentation in excess of the minimum of two outreach presentations each semester.  Stress Management is a popular outreach topic and interns are encouraged to both provide outreach presentations on requested topics and to develop outreach presentations in areas of particular interest.

At times, various SUU academic departments have opportunities for interns to serve as adjunct instructors and to teach 3-credit undergraduate classes.  This specialty area is only available when departments such as Psychology, Family Life and Human Development, and University College have adjunct teaching opportunities available.

Interns can build a relationship with a department on campus to provide specialized mental healthcare for students. Common examples are: Athletics, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Non-Trad Student Center, Outdoor Recreation, etc.. Interns might offer support groups, professional consultation, and/or outreach specific to the department's student population.

*NOTE: For the 2024-2025 internship year, our site will not offer an elective rotation in biofeedback. The equipment will still be available on site for occasional clinical use and supervisory support will be available as-needed.*

This specialty area provides training in offering Biofeedback services through the CAPS Biofeedback lab.  After training and live observation of Biofeedback sessions, interns independently provide Biofeedback services to interested students.  At times, interns have the opportunity to supervise undergraduate Biofeedback lab techs.