In preparation for the start of the academic year, interns have the opportunity to talk with all the faculty supervisors and to request their top three choices for fall semester supervision. In most cases interns receive their first choice. If this is not possible or advisable for some reason, the Training Director will discuss other options with the intern. This process is repeated for spring semester. The interns are expected to switch supervisors for spring semester, but can elect to continue into the fall with the supervisor they had during summer, or continue into summer with the supervisor they had in the spring.
In addition to the requisite ongoing two hours per week of individual supervision received, interns receive 1 hour of group supervision per week, 1 hour of supervision of supervision per week, and at least 1.5 hours of supervision of groups alternating weeks. They also have the opportunity for supervisory consultation with faculty members who have expertise in diverse areas such as gender and multicultural issues, couples therapy, crisis management, psychological testing, and sexual trauma response.
During the academic year, interns receive hands-on experience as supervisors of practicum students drawn from WSU’s APA-approved graduate programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. Interns receive weekly group supervision of their supervision and regularly consult with their individual supervisor about supervision provision.