Program Goals & Objectives

The major goals of the Yale Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology are as follows:

Goal 1

Provide a doctoral internship of exceptional quality that combines intensive and diverse professional experiences, supervision and mentoring from a skilled faculty, highly interactive seminars, and opportunities for scholarship.

Goal 2

Foster the development among fellows of an intermediate level of competency in the program's core competencies, which are as follows:

Objective A: Communication and interpersonal skills
Objective B: Individual and cultural diversity
Objective C: Professionalism
Objective D: Ethical and legal standards
Objective E: Reflective practice
Objective F: Evidence-based assessment
Objective G: Evidence-based intervention
Objective H: Consultation, interprofessional practice, and systems-based practice
Objective I: Supervision
Objective J: Research and scholarship

Goal 3

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

Objective A: Increase the fellows' awareness of career options and post-internship opportunities
Objective B: Support fellows in searching for and securing post-internship positions