Activities

 

Doctoral interns at WKPIC become part of vibrant, recovery-based,  interdisciplinary treatment teams. We value our active learning environment, require participation in our 12-month, 2000-hour mandatory training schedule, and encourage participation in a multitude of additional specialty trainings, facility and community-based leadership activities, and informal facility and community-based social activities.

 

Mandatory Consortium-Wide Activities

Pennyroyal Center Orientation (24 total hours across 3 working days, scheduled
upon arrival)*

WSH Orientation (24 total hours across 3 working days, scheduled upon arrival)*

Intern Group Supervision: Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m. (Western State Hospital)

Didactic Seminars: Fridays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Pennyroyal Center or WSH, updated schedule provided on arrival)*

Leadership Seminar: 10 2-hour sessions plus graduation (WSH, scheduled upon arrival)*

Kentucky Psychological Association Conference (November, scheduled upon arrival, transport and travel arrangements and conference fees arranged through Pennyroyal Center)

Grand Rounds, As Announced

 

 

Mandatory Individual Supervision

Individual supervision 4 hours/week on-site at assigned rotation.

 

Rotation-Specific Inpatient Adult Activities

Initial/intake assessment

Testing and specialized assessment
Individual counseling
Group counseling

Recovery Team participation

Special Case Conference

Development of Positive Behavioral Support Plans

Psychology Departmental Meeting

Training in Administrative Models and Tasks

Recovery Services:  Interns may co-lead one of 83 unique group sessions offered weekly on WSH’s Recovery Mall. Sample topics include, but are not limited to Illness Education, Grief and Loss, Coping Skills (Mindfulness), Substance Abuse, Dealing with Feelings, Community Transition, and Readiness for Change. Interns with special interest in Recovery Services may develop and lead a module with supervisory approval and oversight.

 

 

Rotation-Specific Outpatient Adult Activities

Individual counseling

Intake/initial assessment

Same-day intakes/crisis assessment

Family Counseling

Couples Counseling
Group Counseling

 

Rotation-Specific Outpatient Pediatric Activities

Individual counseling

Intake/initial assessment

Same-day intakes/crisis assessment

Family Counseling

Couples Counseling

Group Counseling

 

Optional Training Activities
Interns will receive announcements for facility-based and community-based training activities as opportunities arise. Site supervisors will assist with coverage as appropriate, to allow for additional training experiences.

 

Informal Social Events
Doctoral interns are encouraged to enjoy each other’s company, bring family members, and interact with site staff at the following yearly consortium-wide activities:

 

Pennyroyal Center Picnic (July)

Pennyroyal Center Staff Development Day (September)

WSH Christmas Breakfast (December)

WSH Psychology Christmas Gathering (December)