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Service Activities

Interns at MU SCS engage in a variety of service experiences [primarily in-person and/or through on-site remote Telebehavioral Health (TBH)] including assessment, triage, and direct clinical service; emergency, crisis, and on-call service; consultation, outreach, and programming; supervision and possibly teaching.

Other Service Activities

Consultation, Outreach, and Programming

  • Interns serve as formal consultation liaisons to teams with the Office of Residence Life.
  • Informal consultation typically involves responding to phone calls from concerned faculty and staff, or family and friends of struggling students regarding how best to help or get help for them, or where/how to refer them for specialized care.
  • Interns participate in MU SCS's outreach and programming efforts both by responding to requests, and by developing and promoting programs related to their particular interests.
  • Interns are a core part of training Residence Life Staff during Orientation and providing Summer Orientation programming to parents.
  • Requests for outreach presentations and programming are typically received from residence halls, university groups, student groups, undergraduate classes, and faculty.

Supervision of Trainees by the Interns

  • Interns supervise one advanced doctoral level trainee during fall semester.
  • This typically involves case supervision of a Clinical Psychology doctoral student, in conjunction with a licensed psychologist, who retains umbrella responsibility for the supervision and consults weekly with the intern.
  • Interns providing supervision also receive consultation and oversight through Group Supervision of Supervision.

Optional Teaching Opportunities

  • During the spring semester, interns may have the opportunity to teach or co-teach one of several courses:
    • EDL 100: Career Development and the College Student
    • EDT 110: Study Strategies for College Success
    • EDL 660: Critical Thinking and Writing (graduate level)
  • The opportunity to teach is determined by course availability and the clinical needs of MU SCS.
  • Teaching is likely to require additional preparation hours outside of the internship contract. Interns are not compensated for these additional hours.
  • Interns who choose to teach in spring semester are not eligible to co-facilitate a second therapy group that semester.

Contact for Student Counseling Service APA Doctoral Internship

Maria Carrubba-Whetstine, Ph.D.

Training Director
Miami University
Student Counseling Service
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Oxford, OH  45056

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