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.

NV-PIC strives to incorporate diversity 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 or program evaluation project during the year, as approved by their primary supervisor. The research project may include a literature review and quantitative, qualitative, or archival data analysis. The focus of the intern project is specific to public behavioral health and includes a proposal for a programmatic change to enhance service delivery.

Other research opportunities vary by site.