Doctoral Internship

Seminars and Meetings

Interns are provided seminars designed to enhance their overall professional development and improve their specific competencies in clinical work, supervision, diversity, outreach and consultation. They also participate in center meetings focused on administrative and clinical issues.

Training Seminars:

Clinical Assessment

This seminar is designed to enhance interns abiltiy to assess and diagnose presenting concerns of college student within their cultural context and utilize ongoing assessment to improve clinical outcomes.  Topics addressed include diagnosis, culturally informed assessment, and specailized assessment for trauma, substance abuse, and disordered eating.

Opportunities for psychological  assessment experience that include the process of administering, scoring, interpresting, and communicating the results of commonly used psychological assessment, are available through external rotation options at the James Halely Veteran Affairs Hospital, Tampa General Hospital, or at USF Student Health Services. 

Evidence Based Intervention

This seminar is designed to enhance interns' ability to treat the primary clinical concerns of clients at the Counseling Center. Interns will learn about evidence-based interventions from clinical training staff including psychologists, social workers, and mental health counselors.


This seminar is designed to expose interns to literature and experiences that will prepare them to engage in professional consultation in university settings. The didactic portion of the seminars will focus on providing an overview of the consultation literature, as they relate to university settings. The practice portions consists of interns completing a consultation project with a campus partner.


Training in outreach is provided during orientation. Interns will learn how to plan and conduct successful outreach presentations as well as engage in typical outreach activities for a college counseling center. The Outreach Coordinator will meet with interns one-on-one during the semester to provide assistance for outreach activities, and oversee evaluation of outreach provision.

Diversity and Inclusion

This seminar is designed to provide interns with an opportunity to enhance multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills. This framework is built through (1) learning exercises and cultural sharing to enhance self-awareness and explore one's values, attitudes, biases, and worldviews ;(2) discussing cases conceptualizations and clinical work to promote clinical competency within a diverse population;(3) reviewing and discussing best practices in current literature and readings to enhance multicultural knowledge and operationalize skills for working with issues of diversity.

Group Therapy Seminar

This seminar is designed to introduce interns to the framework and skills needed for group therapy.


All Staff Meeting

Monthly all staff meetings provide interns the opportunity to meet with all staff members, led by the leadership team, to discuss administrative, procedural, and center-wide issues.

Clinical Team Meeting

Weekly clinical team meetings provide interns the opportunity to participate in smaller multidisciplinary teams to discuss relevant clinical issues and to present any challenging cases. Clinical teams may be comprised of psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, postdoctoral fellows, doctoral interns and graduate student clincians.