Philosophy and Training Goals

Mission

The Hawaii Psychology Internship Consortium’s (HI-PIC) mission is to prepare and retain psychologists to provide culturally competent public mental health care for the diverse children, adolescents, and adults of Hawaii.

Goals and Objectives

Overarching Goals: The Hawaii Psychology Internship Consortium (HI-PIC) represents the collaborative effort of three Hawaiian state agencies to share resources and faculty for the purpose of providing a broad and general educational program for psychology doctoral interns, within 6 training sites across 3 islands.

Our program offers one year, full time internship positions at treatment centers across two of Hawaii’s islands- Oahu and the Big Island (Hawaii). It is expected that by the conclusion of the internship year, interns will have accomplished the following objectives:

Goal 1: Interns will achieve competence appropriate to their professional developmental level in the area of Behavioral Health Intervention.

Objectives related to this goal include the achievement of competence in the following:

  • Case conceptualization and treatment planning
  • Implementation of therapeutic interventions
  • Crisis intervention
  • Therapeutic skills

Goal 2: Interns will achieve competence appropriate to their professional developmental level in the area of Assessment and Diagnosis.

Objectives related to this goal include the achievement of competence in the following:

  • Diagnostic skill
  • Instrument selection, administration, and scoring
  • Test interpretation
  • Clinical formulation
  • Report writing
  • Communicating results

Goal 3: Interns will achieve competence appropriate to their professional developmental level in the area of Consultation and Systems Collaboration.

Objectives related to this goal include the achievement of competence in the following:

  • Multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Theories and methods of consultation

Goal 4: Interns will achieve competence appropriate to their professional developmental level in the area of Supervision.

Objectives related to this goal include the achievement of competence in the following:

  • Theories and methods of supervision
  • Effective use of supervision

Goal 5: Interns will achieve competence appropriate to their professional developmental level in the area of Cultural and Individual Diversity.

Objectives related to this goal include the achievement of competence in the following:

  • Cultural awareness
  • Effects of cultural considerations on clinical activities
  • Evidence-informed approach to cultural considerations

Goal 6: Interns will achieve competence appropriate to their professional developmental level in the area of Science and Practice Integration.

Objectives related to this goal include the achievement of competence in the following:

  • Application of scientific knowledge to practice
  • Program evaluation

Goal 7: Interns will achieve competence appropriate to their professional developmental level in the area of Ethical Conduct.

Objectives related to this goal include the achievement of competence in the following:

  • Knowledge of ethical, legal, and professional standards
  • Adherence to ethical principles and guidelines

Goal 8: Interns will achieve competence appropriate to their professional developmental level in the area of Professionalism.

Objectives related to this goal include the achievement of competence in the following:

  • Professional awareness
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Self awareness
  • Clinical documentation
  • Case management