Our Internship Consortium in Clinical Psychology is exclusively affiliated with William James College and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. This internship consortium represents an essential, compatible component of the training philosophy and mission of William James College. Its practitioner-scholar model of training adheres to a philosophy that develops professional competency through an active integration of didactic and applied experience. Our Internship Consortium in Clinical Psychology embodies this integrative training imperative by providing a range of well-coordinated professional training experiences across six training sites in the community. For two years, either at one agency/institution or at two different institutions, interns spend 27 hours per week at consortium internship sites. Included in this time is attendance at shared weekly consortium training seminars held at William James College and taught by supervisors from the different sites as well as by various William James College faculty members and guest presenters. A total of 2000 internship hours, in no more than 24 months, is required.
Our Internship Consortium is committed to high quality training in professional psychology and is designed to facilitate the accomplishment of the following eight goals: establishment of appropriate professional relationships; development of psychotherapeutic intervention skills; development of consultation/education/program development skills; development of psychological testing/diagnostic assessment skills; development of applied research skills; development of professional identity/ethical standards of practice; development of supervision skills; and culturally competent work with diverse populations.
The Internship Consortium has the unified mission to provide mental health services to diverse populations and to provide psychology interns with a rich exposure to clinical care; a high level of clinical supervision; professional models; and an opportunity to integrate psychological theory and professional practice. Member sites are supportive of the educational aims of William James College.
Our Internship Consortium consists of the following sites: