Program Goals & Objectives

Through intensive supervised experience, augmented by classroom learning and a supportive network of peers, the Yale Doctoral Internship Program in Clinical and Community Psychology strives to consistently achieve the following goals and objectives:

Goal 1

Promote the competency development of doctoral fellows in providing psychological services, with an aim that each fellow will achieve an intermediate to advanced level of knowledge, skill, and ability.

Objective 1: Each fellow will develop an intermediate to advanced level of competency in assessment and diagnosis.
Objective 2: Each fellow will develop an intermediate to advanced level of competency in prevention and intervention.
Objective 3: Each fellow will develop an intermediate to advanced level of competency in consultation.
Objective 4: Each fellow will develop an intermediate to advanced level of competency in evaluation.

Goal 2

Promote the leadership development of fellows, enhancing their ability to positively influence the fields of clinical and community psychology; locally, regionally, and nationally.

Objective 1: Support the development of fellows’ scholarship in the areas of research, clinical care, and/or teaching.
Objective 2: Increase the fellows’ understanding of the concept of leadership and leadership roles.
Objective 3: Increase the ability of fellows to effectively use and provide supervision, including peer supervision.
Objective 4: Promote the ability of fellows to work in complex systems of care and collaborate with other disciplines.

Goal 3

Promote the career development of fellows, facilitating an informed choice about their next steps professionally.

Objective 1: Increase the fellows’ awareness of career options and post-internship opportunities.
Objective 2: Support fellows in searching for and securing a post-internship position.