Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Kathy Baur, PhD, LP
Psychology Doctoral Internship Training Director
4851 Independence St.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Jefferson Center has adopted a hybrid mode ongoing and interns will do a combination of remote and in person work. The impact on the training program will follow the same modifications that were present for the 2021.2022 Training year.
Jefferson Center Psychology Doctoral Internship follows the guidelines adopted by APPIC as a part of CCTC.
Safety. The safety of HSP service recipients, trainees, trainers, and our communities is of utmost importance.
Equity. It is vital to make the HSP recruitment and selection process as accessible and fair as possible for diverse applicants and programs.
Ethics. Reliance on an ethical framework for decision making to guard against bias and lapses during a stressful time when systems and the people in them are taxed.
Science. Use of science, evidence-based findings, and the recommendations of public health experts to inform our process and recommended procedures.
Modifications in training program due to COVID-19 in the 2019.2020 Training Year
Service Delivery Changes:
By mid-March all therapy was being conducted via telephone or zoom and by April all clinicians were converted to Zoom for individual therapy. Group therapy was converted to virtual sessions by May with DBT program starting up again for virtual sessions mid-June.
All supervision was completed remotely. All didactics were completed remotely with some in person trainings converted to webinar trainings to address immediate skills for telehealth.
Integrated Care rotation: Due to the UCH/Infectious Disease/HIV clinic going fully remote in mid-March, the Integrated care rotation was modified. The intern assigned to that rotation was reassigned to a newly developed rotation on the Innovation team and was an integral part of the conversion of services to a video platform. The intern also participated in a virtual group for newly diagnosed patients with HIV with the other intern who had done the integrated care rotation in the fall.
Adult Outpatient (AOP): The intern assigned to the AOP rotation was assigned individual clients, but was unable to do intakes. The DBT group experience was delayed until June 17 rather than beginning in March.
Psychological Assessment: All cognitive assessments were cancelled until mid-June. The required battery of 6 assessments was lowered to 4 and the interns were able to complete social emotional test batteries remotely.
Crisis rotation. This is considered an essential service at the Center. Intern participation on this rotation was delayed until full safety procedure at the Crisis Center was in place.
On-boarding / Orientation: A hybrid of both in-person and remote orientation processes was used. Opportunities to engage in team-building activities with the internship class, supervisors, and assigned team were present throughout the fall/winter in a combination of in-person and remote events.
Supervision – All supervision was done remotely until June 2021 with both in-person and remote supervision offered.
Didactics/Training: Didactics occurred remotely with webinars augmenting regular training.
Integrated Care rotation: The return to in-person services at the Infectious Disease clinic at either full-time or part-time was delayed in the fall with restricted clinic days due to IDC protocol. The neuropsychological testing requirement was reduced and test administration was done onsite with the clinical interview and feedback sessions occurring remotely. Individual therapy cases remained remote. Interns participated in minor specialty rotations on the Innovative team to augment hours and carried cases from Jefferson Center’s Adult Outpatient team where services were delivered remotely.
Adult Outpatient (AOP): The intern assigned to the AOP rotation had the same training opportunities, however, services were delivered remotely. Mid-June services will be provided both remotely and in person.
Psychological Assessment: Following Center protocols and CDC guidelines, in-person testing for cognitive testing referrals continued. Social emotional testing, clinical interviews, and feedback sessions occurred remotely. Interns were required to complete 6 psychological assessments over the training year.
Crisis rotation: This is considered an essential service at the Center. Based on interns’ preference, another training opportunity was provided in the fall and full return to Crisis training was available by January 2021.
Jefferson Center has adopted a hybrid mode and interns will do a combination of remote and in-person work. The impact on the training program will be as below and follow the same modifications that were in place for the 2020.2021 Training year.
Jefferson Center has adopted a hybrid mode ongoing and interns will do a combination of remote and in-person work. Impact on the training program will follow the same modifications that were present for the 2021-2022 Training year.
1. Individual and group therapy will be done using a combination of in-person and remote video platforms. In-person sessions will be done virtually following CDC guidelines.
2. All supervision will be done in a combination of in-person and virtual.
3. Didactics and other training will be done both in-person and remotely with webinars added to augment training.
4. Psychological assessments will continue in person for cognitive and neuropsychological referrals following CDC guidelines for in-person testing. Social emotional testing, clinical interviews, and feedback sessions will be done remotely.
5. Crisis Services are considered essential services and in-person sessions are conducted following CDC guidelines.
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