Doctoral internship requires increasing demonstration of professional competence and both professional and personal independence. As stated previously, evaluation and feedback are essential for success in these endeavors. In most cases, evaluation and feedback help to resolve any concerns that supervisors may have about intern performance. Unfortunately, serious circumstances may arise in which additional action is necessary.
Also as previously noted, our internship is dedicated to strict conformance with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards is the responsibility of the internship director, in consultation with all staff who provide clinical supervision to interns. The internship director also bears responsibility for advising agency and facility directors of these standards, and of the internship’s compliance with them.