The fundamental objective of the Conemaugh Memorial Psychology Internship program is to prepare students for the practice of professional psychology consistent with the philosophy embodied in the practitioner-scholar model of training.
The overarching goals for the internship are to assess, refine and extend knowledge, skills and attitudes in the following areas of professional psychology, such that the intern will have developed a proficient to advanced level of competence in the following areas:
- Competence in Relationship and Individual and Cultural Diversity
- Competence in Psychological Assessment
- Competence in Therapeutic Intervention
- Competence in Consultation and Interdisciplinary Health Care
- Application of Scientific Knowledge and Supervision to Clinical Work
- Competence in Professional Conduct, Ethics and Legal Matters
We aim to train future professional clinical psychologists to meet the individual and collective mental health needs of all persons, with attention to diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, religion, age, and abilities using comprehensive, empirically-supported cognitive and behavioral interventions, in collaboration with primary care physicians and other health professionals in an effort to provide holistic interdisciplinary health care services.
We seek to train culturally competent clinical psychologists who will be leaders, advocates, clinicians, educators, and supervisors, with a commitment to scholarship and the application of research methodologies to answer clinical questions in their daily practices and communities.