Doctoral interns become part of vibrant, recovery-based,  interdisciplinary treatment teams. We value our active learning environment, require participation in our 12-month, 2100-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. While the current pandemic situation may limit face-to-face activities, we are working to learn through, provide services through, and teach through a variety of telehealth and virtual options.


Mandatory Supervision and Didactics*

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

Intern Group Supervision: Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Didactic Seminars: Fridays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Leadership Seminar: 10 2-hour sessions plus graduation

Individual supervision 4 hours/week.

*These activities may be virtual during the pandemic.


Clinical Training Activities*

Initial/intake assessment

Testing and specialized assessment

Individual counseling

Recovery Team participation

Special Case Conference

Development of Positive Behavioral Support Plans

Psychology Departmental Meeting

Training in Administrative Models and Tasks

Group Counseling**

*These activities may be virtual during the pandemic.
**This activity is temporarily suspended during the pandemic.


Optional Training Activities
Interns will receive announcements for facility-based and community-based training activities as opportunities arise. During the pandemic, these experiences are likely to be virtual.


Informal Social Events
Doctoral interns are encouraged to enjoy each other’s company and participate in facility social events such as the WSH Holiday Breakfast in December, and psychology departmental gatherings–when these are again possible in the pandemic situation. Virtual meetings, phone calls, and socially-distanced outdoor activities (while masked) are the best options for now.