the first semester students register in Introduction to Clinical
Practice through which they acquire basic interviewing and clinical
skills. Two additional systems are utilized to assist students
develop basic clinical skills. These are the Facilics system
used during the second semester of the first year and the Learning
Psychotherapy program utilized during the third semester. Facilics
teaches students advanced interviewing, assessment and intervention
skills, including interventions with patients in crisis. This
system is utilized to evaluate the students performance with Standardized
Patients utilizing specific symbols and diagrams to graphically
depict each step of the intervention. All interventions are taped
at the Standardized Patient facilities and later reviewed by the
supervisor and the student.
During the third semester students register in Psychotherapeutic Techniques,
that specializes in the developing the basic competencies of psychotherapeutic interventions through the Learning
Psychotherapy program. After acquiring the basic psychotherapeutic skills through the third practicum
and through experiences in one of our practicum sites the student
is immersed in the fourth practicum; Conceptualization and Treatment
Planning. During the third year student register in two integrative
practicums while still being placed in different practice sites.
Elective practicums are available to fourth year students: Advanced
Practicum in Health Psychology, Child and School Psychology Practicum.