Supervision, Didactics, and Additional Training Experiences

Supervision

Interns receive a minimum of 2 hours of individual supervision each week from a licensed psychologist at their site. Supplemental weekly individual supervision may be provided by other faculty at each site or other partnering sites. Licensed supervisors provide interns with experientially based clinical training. All NV-PIC interns will be observed directly (either live or electronic) by at least one supervisor during each evaluation time period. Audio recordings and written process recordings also may be utilized by NV-PIC supervisors.

Two hours of required weekly group supervision from a licensed psychologist is conducted with all interns across consortium sites via high-quality, secure distance technology. Group supervision focuses on case presentation, supervision, topic-focused discussion, intern-led didactics, and professional development. All interns receive a minimum of 4 hours of supervision per week.

Didactic Seminars and Case Conferences

Opportunities to attend didactic activities such as Case Conferences, staff development trainings, and treatment team meetings vary across internship sites. All interns attend weekly didactic seminars as a group via distance technology.

Topics for didactic seminars may include:

  • Professional Ethics and Nevada Legal Issues
  • Co-occuring Treatment
  • Chronic Illness Management/Integrated Care
  • Competency Evaluations
  • Malingering
  • Evidence Based Practice for Seriously Mentally Ill
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Sex Offender Assessment
  • Child and Family Interventions
  • Personality Disorders Intervention
  • Psychopharmacology - Benefits and Risks
  • Working with LGBTQ
  • Developmental Disorders

Research

Each intern is expected to complete at least one research or program evaluation project during the year, as approved by their primary supervisor. The research project will include a literature review and quantitative, qualitative, or archival data analysis. The focus of the research project is specific to public behavioral health and includes a proposal for a programmatic change to enhance service delivery. Interns will be guided through the research process by NV-PIC’s Research Coordinator, a licensed psychologist. The Research Coordinator meets at least monthly with each intern to discuss progress, offer guidance and assistance, and to ensure the project is on schedule.

Other research opportunities vary by site.