Clinical Psychology Internship

Organization Type: 
Government
Program Type: 
Standing Program
Education Level: 
Postgraduate (e.g., residency, fellowship)
Educational Elements: 
Lecture/Didactic
Experiential not including services to patients
Experiential including clinical contact with patients
Program Description: 

The Clinical Psychology Internship at Malcolm Grow Medical Center offers training in integrated primary care using a consultation model.  Persons matched to the internship become active duty members of the United States Air Force with a four-year service commitment.  One year is for the internship followed by three years serving as a psychologist in the Air Force.  The internship offers a six-month rotation in outpatient mental health care and a six -month rotation in clinical health psychology.

Training in integrated primary care is a required mini-rotation for residents on the clinical health psychology service and includes approximately seven days of intensive training in primary care followed by approximately ten full days working as a behavioral health consultant in a primary care clinic.  An optional advanced mini-rotation in integrated primary care is also offered.

Evaluated: 
Yes
Program Results: 

Notes are part of the internal peer review process; the training program is reviewed and updated annually.

Targeted Professions
Psychology: 
Clinical
Counseling
Clinical Health
Self-Reported Competencies
PCPCC’s Education and Training Task Force identified 16 interprofessional training competencies critical for preparing health professionals for practicing in team-based, coordinated care models such as patient-centered medical homes. Listed below are the self-reported competencies that this program has achieved, which have been organized by the five core features of a medical home as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Patient-Centered Care Competencies: 
Cultural sensitivity and competence in culturally appropriate practice
Patient-centered care planning, including collaborative decision-making and patient self-management
Comprehensive Care Competencies: 
Population-based approaches to health care delivery
Coordinated Care Competencies: 
Interprofessionalism & interdisciplinary team collaboration
Quality Care & Safety Competencies: 
Assessment of patient outcomes
Business models for patient-centered integrated care
Evidence-based practice
Quality improvement methods, including assessment of patient-experience for use in practice-based improvement efforts
Accessible Care Competencies: 
Promotion of appropriate access to care (e.g., group appointments, open scheduling)
Last updated July 21, 2014

* Please note: Information contained in this database is self-reported by representatives from each program. It does not represent an exhaustive list of education and training programs and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement from the PCPCC.

 

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