Supervision and Evaluation

Interns receive two hours of individual supervision each week on their individual psychotherapy cases.  They also meet weekly with the entire training cohort for one hour of group supervision of individual therapy and one hour of group supervision of group therapy. Interns are expected to spend 30 minutes after each co-facilitated group therapy session for processing and supervision with their licensed co-facilitator. During the intern's supervision rotation, umbrella supervision of a practicum student occurs 60 minutes weekly. Interns also receive didactic training on their supervision, as well as didactic training on selected assessment topics. 

Supervisors are expected to provide interns with continuous feedback on their progress via weekly supervisory meetings. The intern and supervisor establish goals and expectations at the beginning of their work together; the supervisor prepares a formal learning contract and the intern compiles a list of training goals. Interns are expected to change supervisors after the first 6-months in order to obsereve and benefit from diverse supervisory styles. At 3 months and 9 months, a formative evaluation is conducted between intern and supervisor. At mid-semester a formative evaluation is conducted between intern and supervisor. At 6 months and 12 months, summative written and oral evaluations are conducted. We use a reciprocal evaluation process in which interns evaluate their supervisors.  Twice per year a summary of intern progress is sent to the intern's academic director of clinical training at their home institution.