When training goes wrong: Addressing competence and other issues during the internship year

$29.00

1.5 CE Hours.

Virtually every psychology internship Training Director will experience the unexpected –  a trainee who has professional and/or personal challenges that interfere with her/his internship experience.  These situations are often challenging, frustrating, and time-consuming for the training staff, and can include such issues as competency concerns, medical or mental health issues, pregnancy or family leave issues, conflicts between the intern and supervisors, legal and ethical violations, and a myriad of other scenarios.  This presentation will provide guidance for both new and experienced psychology internship Training Directors about how to handle these challenging situations, as well as how to make use of the various consultative and support options that are provided by APPIC and APA.


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1.5 CE Hours.

Virtually every psychology internship Training Director will experience the unexpected –  a trainee who has professional and/or personal challenges that interfere with her/his internship experience.  These situations are often challenging, frustrating, and time-consuming for the training staff, and can include such issues as competency concerns, medical or mental health issues, pregnancy or family leave issues, conflicts between the intern and supervisors, legal and ethical violations, and a myriad of other scenarios.  This presentation will provide guidance for both new and experienced psychology internship Training Directors about how to handle these challenging situations, as well as how to make use of the various consultative and support options that are provided by APPIC and APA.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Effectively intervene with interns who are experiencing competency concerns.
  • Appreciate the importance of the “gate-keeper” function when it comes to intern competency concerns.
  • Be able to identify a range of effective interventions for interns who are experiencing non-competency issues and concerns.

Presented by Greg Keilin, PhD

Dr. Keilin is a PhD psychologist with 30 years of experience. He has served on Boards of Directors of national and Austin-based organizations; coauthored 45 journal articles, books, and book chapters; and provided 60+ professional presentations. For 20 years, he has overseen the national process that annually places 4000 psychology graduate students into internship positions.