Training Programs The Counseling Clinic maintains a doctoral internship in health service psychology, accredited by the American Psychological Association. The internship is in its 19th year of accreditation. The clinic also serves as a Master’s Internship site for students from CWU’s Master’s of Mental Health Counseling program. The program has 3 doctoral interns and 2 master’s interns. Each year, interns contribute close to 2,000 hours of direct service to the CWU community. Doctoral interns come to the Counseling Clinic through a competitive, national search process and have, on average, 3 years of supervised clinical experience prior to internship. Master’s interns typically have 2 quarters of supervised practice prior to internship. Doctoral interns work full-time in the clinic for one calendar year and are paid a stipend, plus full university exempt employee benefits. Master’s interns are graduate assistants, receiving a tuition waiver through Graduate Studies and a small stipend. They work 20 hours a week for fall and winter and 32 hours in the spring. During Fall 2017, doctoral interns provided 479 hours of service, in- cluding 441 hours of face-to-face therapeutic and assessment contact with clinic clients. The remainder of their service time is comprised of outreach to students and providing clinical supervision to the master’s interns. Master’s Interns provided 70 hours of face-to-face therapeutic inter- vention. The service provision of master’s interns is lower this fall, as one left on maternity leave approximately half-way through the quar- ter. During the Fall Quarter, the ratio of Service Provision to Training Re- ceived was 1.47:1. This is typical of the fall, when both doctoral and master’s interns are new to the clinic, building up caseloads, and are more closely supervised. A significant focus of the Training Director this Fall as been the com- pletion of the self-study for reaccreditation of the doctoral internship. This self-study is due January 1, 2018. Pathways Research Data Presented Drs. Mull, Cleveland, and Bruns presented a 3-hour pre-conference workshop regarding the clinic’s Pathways program at the national As- sociation of University and College Counseling Center Director’s meet- ing in October 2017. The workshop provided information about the creation of Pathways, its content, and the outcome research the clinic has been conducting over the past 1.5 years. Drs. Mull and Cleveland have taken the lead on this project. Approximately 30 directors at- tended and the program was very well received, with many directors expressing interest in adopting the program for their centers to help meet the rising service demands.
Counseling Services and Academic Retention
As of November 17, 2017:
98.7% of students who have had contact with the clinic were still en- rolled Overall persistence rate for the university was 70.4% in 2015-2016 9 students who with- drew had contact of some sort with coun- seling services in fall quarter 2017. 6 of 9 cited “Student Health” as their with- drawal reason 5 were active in ongo- ing individual psycho- therapy 4 of these withdrew for “Student Health” rea- sons 2 were on waitlist for some sort of service (therapy or ADHD as- sessment) 1 was seen for a crisis only 1 started, but did not complete, Pathways 1.3% of clients actively engaged in services beyond Pathways with- drew The Counseling Team has just started gathering and analyzing these data. Addi- tional updates on the rela- tionship between counsel- ing services and student retention will be provided as data become available.
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