Program directors discuss future of internship training and clinical science model.

APCS sponsored a meeting of 15 clinical training directors at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Juvenile Research. The meeting was designed to promote and extend on-going discussion regarding the future of internship training in relation to the clinical science training model. Background discussions held during the ABCT meeting last fall were stimulated by a seminal paper on internship training (Atkins et al., 2014).  The discussion at UIC focused on ways to enhance communication between internships and doctoral programs and also ways to encourage further integration of clinical science training across traditional boundaries that create challenges for students and faculty members on both sides of the current internship process.

Atkins, M. S., Strauman, T. J., Cyranowski, J. M., & Kolden, G. G. (2014). Reconceptualizing internship training within the evolving clinical science training model. Clinical Psychological Science, 2, 46-57.

training directors at UIC meeting in 2015

Training directors representing internship programs included:  Marc Atkins and Amy West (University of Illinois at Chicago), Beth McQuaid (Brown University), Greg Kolden (University of Wisconsin), Risa Weinberg (Boston VA), Michele Levine and Paul Pilkonis (Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinics), and Thad Strom (Minneapolis VA)

Training directors representing doctoral programs included: Tim Strauman (Duke University), Tom Oltmanns (Washington University in St. Louis), Greg Smith (University of Kentucky), Joanne Davila (Stony Brook University), Stacy Frazier (Florida International University), Bonnie Klein-Tasman (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee) and Stew Shankman (University of Illinois at Chicago).

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