The Child Psychology Clinic is a year-long
experience with three different supervisors: Dr. David H.
Bennett, PhD; Dr. Rochelle Harris, PhD; and Dr. Christine Moser,
The goal of this clinic experience is expanding the interns'
skills to deal with a wide range of clinical child problems. This
involves assessment and treatment of problems such as attention
deficit hyperactivity disorder; oppositional defiant disorder;
learning disabilities, dyslexia, other academic problems; nonverbal
learning disabilities; autistic spectrum disorder;psychological
aspects of medical disorders including neurological problems,
anxiety disorders, depression, post traumatic stress disorder; and
other less frequent clinical/child problems.
Both children and adolescents are served and ages range from
approximately three to 18-years-old. There are also
opportunities with different supervisors to be involved in a
multidisciplinary clinic such as the Adolescent Downs' Syndrome
Interns will have individual supervision sessions weekly. Much
additional supervision is also provided, especially at the
beginning of the rotation. Interns also are encouraged to
"shadow" the supervisor at any time.
The objectives for the Child Psychology Clinic Rotation
1) Expanding psychological testing and other assessment
2) Learning/refining skills and conceptualizing assessment and
possible treatment approaches
3) Learning/refining skills and doing "targeted," cost-effective
4) Developing report-writing skills
5) Developing communication skills with parents and other
professionals, including pediatricians
6) Developing and implementing treatment plans with children,
adolescents and parents
7) Completing appropriate paperwork in a timely manner.
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