VI.C RESPONSIBILITIES OF TRAINING STAFF

Effective Date: 
Fri, 08/01/2008
Reviewed: 
Mon, 02/05/2018
Revised: 
Mon, 02/05/2018
Policy: 

1.  Duties of Primary Supervisors:

a.     Supervising all of the intern's and postdoctoral trainee's clinical work, such as individual, couples psychotherapy, intakes and crisis intervention.  This involves both the training of interns and postdocs and monitoring the clients' welfare.  Supervision also involves observing if the intern/postdocs is qualified or experienced enough to manage specific clinical issues.

b.     Responsible for all of the intern's and postdocs's professional activities and providing back up to the intern/postdocs at all times.  If the primary supervisor is unavailable and another back up has not been set, an intern or postdocs can contact a CAPS management team member for assistance.

c.     Helping the intern or postdocs set training goals and training plans.

d.    Monitoring the intern's/postdocs's record keeping and signing off on IA reports, case notes, group notes, and termination summaries.

e.     Evaluating the intern's progress quarterly, using Intern Quarterly Evaluation form and providing the feedback to the intern.

f.     Evaluating the postdoctoral trainee's progress twice a year, using the Postdoctoral Clinical Trainee Evaluation form and providing the feedback to the postdocs.

g.     Attending and contributing to the Quarterly Trainee Feedback/Evaluation meetings.

h.     Providing timely and early feedback to the Senior Associate Director/Director of Training and intern/postdoc in case of significant concern about an intern or postdoc's  progress, performance, professionalism or adjustment.

i.     Supervising outreach and consultation activities.

2.   Duties of the Secondary Supervisor (just for doctoral interns):

a.     Supervise a percentage of the intern's clinical load.

b.     Provide specialty supervision focusing on a topical area, theoretical orientation or professional development.

c.     Evaluate intern's progress quarterly and provide feedback to the intern.

d.    Attend and contribute to the Quarterly Trainee Feedback/Evaluation meetings.

e.     Provide timely and early feedback to the Senior Associate Director/Director of Training, primary supervisor and intern in case of significant concern about an intern's progress, performance, professionalism or adjustment.

3.   Other Professional Training Staff:

Other professional staff may be involved in intern and postdoc's training through several means:  co-facilitating groups with interns or postdocs; serving as the intern's crisis supervisor during their assigned crisis shift; facilitating Intern Training Seminars; providing consultation about a specific case; consulting about or co-facilitating an outreach program or consultation with an intern or postdoc; serving as a co-therapist with an intern in IA or crisis intervention, or in couples therapy.  In each of these arenas, the supervisor's responsibilities include:

a.     Supervision of the service being provided, including training for the intern and monitoring client welfare.

b.     If co-facilitating a therapy or support group, must meet with the intern or postdoc for one-half hour immediately following the group or the next day to provide supervision to the intern about the group experience.

c.     Attend and contribute to the Quarterly Trainee Feedback/Evaluation meetings.

d.    Provide timely and early feedback to the Senior Associate Director/Director of Training and primary supervisor in the case of significant concern about an intern/postdoc's progress, performance, professionalism or adjustment.