Conemaugh Psychology Internship Requirements

  1. The internship requires a total of 2000 hours. The bulk of this will time will be supervised work in the two major rotations at the Family Medical Center, and in the Behavioral Medicine Department. A minimum of 25% of time on internship will be required (500 hours) in the provision of direct face-to-face clinical services. The internship may not be completed in less than 12 months, or more than 24 months, in accordance with the standards of the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology and the American Psychological Association. 
  2. All rotations must be satisfactorily completed; majority of ratings must be at the level of three (Level 3-HI is the competency level expected of pre-doctoral interns at the end of the internship year, and is where entry level doctoral psychologists seeking post-doctoral supervision towards licensure are expected to be at the beginning of their post-doctoral training), with no more than two ratings at the level of 2 (Level 2-I is where practicum students are expected to be at the end of their graduate program, and where pre-doctoral interns are expected to begin their internship year in most domains) by the completion of the internship.
  3. All assigned clinical documentation and administrative record keeping must be completed.
  4. Regular attendance at all Internship Didactic Seminars, attendance at all scheduled assigned treatment team meetings, attendance and participation in public education seminars provided by staff, and at least two Conemaugh continuing education seminars for the year. Any trainings that are missed must be made up by participation in an equivalent program, to be determined by the Internship Director.
  5. At least two comprehensive Psychological/Psychoeducational Evaluations with an integrated written report must be completed. Feedback on the results of the evaluation must be provided to the referral source and the individual tested, as well as to family members when appropriate. 
  6. All supervisor evaluation forms and Internship Program Evaluation forms must be completed.
  7. Participation in case conferences and meetings required for the Major and Minor rotations are routinely expected.