Training Goals: The Practitioner-Scholar Model is the foundation from which our program competencies arise. The Pine Rest Internship is designed to train pre-doctoral interns to practice at a high clinical and professional level. We expect that graduates of the program will be professionals whose clinical practice is informed by the utilization of scientific research and the reflection that comes from a desire for integration. The goal is to develop interns from the level of student to independent practitioner. There are six competency goals that drive the program (see “Expectations”tab), and there are operationalized objectives for each competency goal. The objectives are measured by specific behavioral anchors that will be evaluated throughout the year.


1. Competence in Professional Conduct and Ethics

Develop and Maintain Effective Working Relationships
Use Positive Coping Strategies
Manage and Document Patient Care
Manage Time and Administrative Tasks
Apply Knowledge of Ethics and Law

2. Competence in Scholarly Inquiry and Supervision

Seek Scientific Knowledge
Seek and Effectively Use Supervision
Demonstrate Knowledge of Supervision Models and Issues

3. Competence in Diversity and Faith Integration

Demonstrate Sensitivity to Patient Diversity Issues
Demonstrate Awareness of Own Cultural, Ethnic, and Faith Values
Demonstrate Knowledge of Faith Integration Theories and Methods
Integrate Faith Issues in Case Conceptualization

4. Competence in Psychological Assessment

Formulate Diagnoses
Conceptualize Cases
Select and Administer Assessments
Interpret Assessment Results
Write Reports and Provide Feedback

5. Competence in Treatment Intervention and Outcomes

Develop and Maintain Patient Rapport
Manage Patient Risk
Develop Treatment Goals
Use Empirically Supported Treatments
Apply Faith Integration Intervention(s)
Use Counter-Transference in Therapy
Prepare for and Facilitate Group Therapy
Evaluate Treatment Outcomes

6. Competence in Consultation & Outreach

Consult Collaterally
Develop and Manage Referrals
Develop and Deliver Outreach Presentations