Internship Training Work Group,
WILLIAM BEAUMONT ARMY MEDICAL CENTER EL PASO TX
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The following report was written by the group leader several weeks following the conference and distributed to all work group members and the Psychology Consultant. There were two main concerns of the work group how to improve and achieve a better fit between interns, internship sites, and the demands of military service following completion of the internship, and to initiate a better sharing of resources among internships and from psychologists outside the internship settings. The interns currently are from clinicalcounseling doctoral programs and have continuing interest in these areas the three internship settings are either internship sites and this implies that graduates of the programs will have achieved at least minimum skill levels in selected traditional core areas and if there is any significant change in the direction of training and experiences provided at the internship sites, such as a prodominant focus upon or organizational development or application of social psychological skills, it would be necessary to change from a pre-doctoral clinicalcounseling internship to, for example, a post-doctoral fellowship program.