Fellowship training involves multiple activities, each of which is an important component of the program. The outline below serves as a guide to assist fellows and their supervisors with developing a weekly schedule that includes time for each of these training activities. Training activities are guided by APPIC postdoctoral program requirements. Variations in time allocations will occur as emphases shift over the course of fellowship consistent with the timing of the developmental milestones to include: EPPP preparation and completion, caseload development, scholarly project initiation and completion, licensure attainment, ABPP preparation and job search. Clinical practice hour expectations will increase to the higher end of the range if a fellow elects for a second year of fellowship to simulate independent practice.
Fellows and supervisors will review the training components and develop time allocation goals for each activity noted below. Fellows will participate actively in the discussion and clarification of time allocation goals. Fellows will utilize and refine their foundational competencies of professionalism (particularly accountability and professional identity), reflective practice, self-assessment, self-care and relationships in discussions with supervisors to develop time allocation goals.
Consistent with the psychology foundational competencies, fellows are encouraged to be lifelong learners and are expected to engage in professional development and learning activities beyond the workday (i.e. professional readings, list serve reviews, continuing education programs, etc.).
|Hours per Week||Training Activities|
|20 – 30|
Clinical Practice: Scheduled patient
appointments (therapy appts=1 hour; intakes=1.5 hours). Involvement in
specialty clinics and integrated behavioral health services may result in
adjustments to this expectation.
|Individual Supervision: 2-3 hours of face-to-face
individual supervision weekly.|
2 - 5
Activities: 1-3 hours in supervised clinical activities; 1 hour in Core
Seminar Series; monthly Leadership Seminar; monthly Professionalism/Ethics
Seminar; Clinical Service Team Meetings; Grand Rounds.|
|2 - 3||Professional development: EPPP prep, licensing prep,
credentials bank prep, National Register exploration, state and national
organization involvement, networking contacts, advocacy.|
|2 - 3||Scholarly activities: May include: clinical
literature review; case study/review; scholarly project; preparing dissertation
for publication/poster; presentation preparation; research. Supervisors provide
guidance for time use to support efficiency/productivity.|
|5 - 8||Practice Management: Approximately 1 to 1.5 hours per day for phone calls, records keeping, document management, consultation and report writing.|
42- 45 hours per week anticipated.