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The Suffolk University Counseling, Health, & Wellness Center (CHW) provides comprehensive counseling services within an integrated setting providing health, counseling, outreach, consultation, and wellness education services to Suffolk undergraduate, graduate, and law students. CHW is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment which affirms the University’s diverse community of students, staff, and faculty. Staff maintain personal and professional responsibility for the ongoing development of multicultural competence as it relates to individual identities and the impact of sociocultural differences across all types of professional and personal relationships. The center is committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse staff representing a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
CHW’s Internship in Health Service Psychology has been APA-Accredited since 1996 and reflects the values described above. The Internship includes supervised experiences and training activities provided in an atmosphere of dynamic personal and professional growth. The training program is specifically designed to offer a wide variety of opportunities to help interns achieve the following 3 Program Aims: 1) Prepare doctoral interns for entry-level practice in the provision of professional psychological services within integrated counseling and health centers in higher education; 2) Increase knowledge, skills, and awareness regarding multicultural competence, interpersonal sociocultural differences, and individual identity as they relate to all aspects of professional practice, with a focus on social justice; and 3) Assist in the development of an integrated personal and professional identity based in the application of scientific knowledge, professional values and ethics, and with attention to the power of authenticity.
The Internship emphasizes the integration of clinical practice with scientific inquiry, using the Practitioner-Scholar model (Ellis, 1992). This training model reinforces the importance of translating and applying empirical scientific work to the realities of each context, in this case a university setting. Staff members engage in routine professional development to stay abreast of the current empirical and theoretical literature and to incorporate this literature across all clinical, didactic, and consultation training experiences. Training staff place a high value on critical thinking skills in the evaluation and integration of new information.
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A selection committee composed of psychologists involved in training reviews applications. Applicants may seek consideration for one or both tracks. We seek applicants who have a sound clinical and scientific knowledge base from their academic program, strong basic skills in assessment, intervention, and research techniques, and the personal characteristics necessary to function well in our internship setting. Our selection criteria are based on a "goodness–of–fit" with our scientist-practitioner model, and we look for interns whose training goals match the training that we offer. We prefer interns from university-based programs. Consistent with our APCS membership, individuals with scholarly or aspiration are encourage to apply. The Minneapolis VA Medical Center in which our training program resides is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we are committed to ensuring a range of diversity among our training classes, and we select candidates representing different kinds of programs and theoretical orientations, geographic areas, ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, disabilities, and life experiences. All things being equal, consideration is given to applicants who identify themselves as veterans; as members of historically underrepresented groups on the basis of racial or ethnic status; as representing diversity on the basis of sexual orientation; or as representing diversity on the basis of disability status. We also value applicants who have experience and skill in the domains of diversity knowledge, awareness, and sensitivity. These factors may be indicated in the (APPIC Application for Psychology Internships)
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