The training program seeks to expose externs to the wide variety of functions that a psychologist can perform within a university community. The training program is noteworthy for the extensive consultation opportunities that it provides.
Specifically, externs at the Counseling Center provide individual psychological services to the student population for 6 hours per week. Externs also conduct approximately 2 screening assessments per week and, with close supervision, provide walk-in crisis management. For one semester, externs co-facililitate, with a fellow extern, the Stress Management Group which is based upon Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Externs receive close supervision, including videotape, while co-facilitating. Another 5 hours per week consist of supervision, a staff meeting, and in-service seminars. The remainder of the time is spent on outreach prevention work on campus, special projects and administrative work.