Fellowship training involves multiple activities, each of which is an important component of the program.
The outline below is a guide to assist fellows and their supervisors in developing a weekly schedule that includes time for each of these training activities. Variations in time allocations will occur as emphases shift over the course of fellowship consistent with the timing of the developmental milestones (i.e. EPPP preparation and completion, caseload development, scholarly project initiation and completion, licensure attainment, ABPP preparation, job search)
Each month, 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 for that month. Fellows will utilize and refine their foundational competencies of professionalism (particularly accountability and professional identity), reflective practice/self-assessment/self-care, and relationships in their discussions with supervisors to develop the time allocation goals (see Competency Benchmarks: A Model for Understanding and Measuring Competence in Professional Psychology Across Training Levels, Fouad et.al. 2009).
Consistent with these foundational competencies, fellows are lifelong learners and are expected to engage in professional development/learning activities beyond the workday (i.e. professional readings, list serve reviews, continuing education programs, etc.)
|Hours per Week||Training Activities|
20 - 24
Clinical Practice. Scheduled patient appointments (therapy appts.=1 hour; intakes=2 hours). Involvement in specialty clinics and inpatient services will result in adjustments to this expectation.
3 - 5
Supervision. Includes 3 hours of scheduled individual supervision; 1-3 hours per week of supervision during clinical activities.
Weekly Core Seminar
Professional development. Includes EPPP prep, licensing prep, credentials bank prep, National Register exploration, consider state and national organization involvement, networking contacts, advocacy.
1 - 2
Other learning activities. Includes grand rounds, pediatric lectures, bi-weekly group clinical case consultation.
Scholarly activities. Develop and complete
a scholarly project. Scholarly activities may also include writing up
presentation preparation; collaboration on research; learning the library and
media/technology resources; study regarding cases and presenting problems; etc.
5 - 8
Administrative. Includes approximately one hour per day for phone calls, records management, consultation and report writing.
42-45 hours per week anticipated.