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. 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 in person or via distance technology.

NV-PIC incorporates diversity factors into all didactic topics. Topics for didactic seminars may include:

  • Risk assessment (suicide risk and violence risk)
  • Psychosocial Interviewing
  • Ethical Decision-Making and Nevada Legal Issues
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Judgment and Bias
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Various APA Specialty Guidelines topics
  • Various personality disorders
  • Self-Care
  • Malingering
  • Treating Veterans
  • Supervision of Supervision series
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Health
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Licensing and Professional Regulatory Matters
  • Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities
  • Testimony Preparation
  • Pediatric PTSD

Intern Project

Each intern is expected to complete at least one research, program development/evaluation, or teaching project during the year, as approved by their primary supervisor and the Training Committee. The focus of the intern project is specific to public behavioral health and may include a proposal for a programmatic change to enhance clinical service delivery. Interns will be guided through the process by their primary supervisor (or another faculty member assigned by the primary supervisor) per approval by their primary supervisor and Training Committee. The primary supervisor (or assigned faculty member) will work with the intern to discuss progress, offer guidance and assistance, and to ensure the project is on schedule. Each intern will propose their project to the Training Committee at the in-person Mid-Year Meeting and will present their final project at the end of the year to both the Training Committee and to a larger audience.

Additional research opportunities and program development projects vary by site.