Mental health consultation and psychology internship training

Journal Article

Psychology interns trained in American Psychological Association-approved internship programs are expected to demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of skill in mental health consultation. Where do students learn the skills to consult with colleagues, other professionals, or the public? This article describes a 1-year, 2-phase training experience in consultation at a university mental health service. The program is theory based, sequential, and builds over the course of the internship. Discussion underscores the positive impact of the training and reviews potential problems that may emerge.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pinkerton, R; Temple, RD

Published Date

  • 2000

Published In

  • Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 315 - 320