Predoctoral Internship in Professional Psychology
Counseling and Psychological Services (C&PSs) is a division of Educational and Student Affairs and exists to help students function more effectively in the Drew community. The focus of our center emphasizes personal development and prevention, as well as remedial treatment. Information and counseling are provided to Drew students to help them deal with their individual concerns. In addition, the professional staff offers a variety of services, programs, and groups designed to augment students’ growth and development. Our purpose is to assist graduate, social, and academic development, and the achievement of their life goals.
The Training Program and Activities
Philosophy: The Primary goal of this internship is to assist interns to integrate their clinical, professional and ethical skills so that they will function independently and competently as professional psychologists. Our focus is on the intern’s personal and professional growth through refining clinical/counseling skills, exploring personal style and developing a professional identity. Interns whose professioanl goals include working with campus populations or private practice are most likely to find this internship relevant.
Counseling: Training experiences are provided in individual, group and some relationship (couples, marital, family) counseling for approximately 17 hours minimum total per week. Interns receive two hours of group supervision and one hour of individual supervision per week by a licensed psychologist. Tape recordings of sessions, sometimes video recordings and case write-ups are employed. Supervised sessions address all the activities engaged in during the internship.
Peer Assistance Program (PAR): A primary responsibility of the intern is the training and supervision of our peer assistants. PAR is composed of undergraduate student volunteers who operate a help line on campus. This is an opportunity for interns to gain experience with group dynamics and supervision.
Assessment: Interns perform intake sessions and diagnostic testing where necessary. Interns have the opportunity to observe and participate in the administration of psychological and eductional testing for learning disabilities.
Qualifications: Candidates must have completed all formal course work toward their doctorate in counseling. clinical or professional psychology. Supervised practicum and comprehensive examinations should have been completed.
Appointment and Stipend: The full-time internship is for a nine month period beginning September 1st, and ending May 31st. The stipend for the full-time internship is a least $10,000.00.
Outreach and Consultation: Interns offer workshops and presentations in the residence halls on a variety of topics, including: substance abuse, eating disorders, stress and stress management, time management, social skills, and relationship issues. Interns also have the opportunity to lecture in university classes.
Research and Scholarship: Interns are encouraged to spend four hours per week engaging in research activities, such as dissertation, contributing to ongoing research, or initiating projects.
Professional Development: Release time is granted so that interns may attend local conferences. Financial support is provided when funds are available.
Evaluation: Interns receive informal feedback often during the academic year. Evaluations are elicited from clients each semester. And, a formal evaluation is provided to the intern at the end of the academic year.
Application Due Date: Applications must be submitted by February 1 and should include the following:
- A letter of interest, including a statement describing self, training and professional goals
- A current resume
- Three letters of reference from professional persons familiar with the applicant’s academic and counseling performance. One letter must be from a former clinical/counseling supervisor and one must be from the director of the applicant’s graduate psychology training program.
Send Application and Inquires to:
James Mandala, PhD. Director
Phone: 973-408-3398 or x3398
The James A. McClintock Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
36 Madison Ave.
Madison, New Jersey 07940