Internship Service Activities
Butler Counseling and Consultation Services
Individual therapy is primarily conducted within
a short-term model. There is currently no fee for service. The
length of therapy, as well as the theoretical orientation employed,
will depend on the therapist's judgment, experience and training as
well as the presenting issues of the client and his/her situation.
Client sessions are video recorded for review in
supervision. All supervisors are fully licensed as Health Service
Providers in Psychology (HSPP) in the state of Indiana.
Outreach is a vital component of the Counseling and
Consultation Service and each intern is expected to be engaged
in activity across the campus. Each intern will be responsible for
leading an outreach/consultation team which will meet weekly
throughout the academic year. Each team will be comprised of up to
two master's interns and the pre-doctoral psychology intern. The
teams will focus on new program development while continuing
existing programs. Other counseling center outreach/consultation
activity is open to interns and is strongly encouraged. Consulting
with the Black Student Union, the American Language Academy, the
International Affairs office and the Alliance (the gay, lesbian and
bisexual student group) offers opportunities for cultural
Residence Hall Liaison
Each intern serves as a liaison to a living unit within the
Residence Education office and is involved in providing training
and programming for residence hall staff. Ongoing consultation with
fraternities and sororities within Greek Affairs is also provided
by Center staff.
Group therapy is offered as client need and therapist time and
interest permit. Group formation will require additional effort on
the part of the intern as well as potential group members due to
scheduling issues and small campus size. Co-leadership of groups is
strongly encouraged. Successful group offerings have included
personal growth/process groups as well as groups for special
populations and concerns such as eating disorders, adult survivors
of sexual abuse, grief and loss, and relationship issues.
Master's-Level Trainee Supervision
Interns provide 1 hour/week of individual supervision to a
Master's-level intern the first semester and 2 hours/week of
individual supervision the second semester of the academic year.
Trainees are from graduate programs in counseling and clinical
psychology in the surrounding area. Supervision of supervision is
provided regularly in a group format and on an individual basis as
The staff manages an on-call rotation that provides
accessibility to services 24 hours/day for faculty, staff and
students in the case of campus psychological emergencies. Interns
will be on-call with backup from senior staff for one week
approximately once every three weeks.
The MMPI-2, MMPI-2-RF, and MCMI-III are the most
commonly used assessment instruments at Butler. Other testing may
be conducted depending on intern interest and availability of
Aspire Indiana Clinical Services
Clients at Aspire are assigned by a central intake
procedure with consideration for intern interest and expertise.
Clients are typically adult outpatients, but may also include
children, adolescents, older adults and chronically mentally ill
Short-term therapy is the preferred modality for outpatient
treatment. Long-term therapy is offered when clinically indicated.
Presenting issues vary but usually include depression, anxiety,
relationship concerns, as well as more severe psychological
disorders. Interns videotape their therapy sessions for review in
Interns are welcome to co-lead ongoing groups with supervisors
or other staff members. The types of group opportunities may
vary according to staffing patterns and client needs. At present,
Carmel Outpatient offers three levels of substance abuse groups,
which vary in meeting frequency based on client readiness for
change. Carmel Outpatient also offers an Adult DBT group that
serves clients with diagnoses of depression, anxiety, bipolar
disorder, and Axis II traits and disorders as well as an Adolescent
DBT group that serves youth age 13-19. At the Willowbrook
Outpatient office, interns have helped co-facilitate an array of
different groups, including Adult DBT and Dual Diagnosis group for
adults with co-occurring behavioral health and substance use
The MMPI-2 and intellectual measures are the most commonly
used assessment instruments at Aspire. Other testing is available,
but used less frequently. Interns receive supervision on all
testing experiences and should expect to complete 5-8 test reports
while on internship.
The IU Health Charis Center Clinical Services
Individual and Group Therapy
Clients drawn from the traditional outpatient setting are often
referred from physicians, mental health care practitioners, and
treatment programs. The length of therapy necessary is
determined by clinical indication and presenting problems.
Presenting problems typically include eating disorders ranging
across the diagnostic spectrum as well as mood disorders, anxiety
disorders, trauma issues and relationship concerns. Interns
provide individual therapy and videotape or audiotape their therapy
sessions for weekly supervision.
Group therapy is a well-defined service at the IU Health Charis
Center for Eating Disorders in which interns participate. The
IU Health Charis Center has three very well defined group treatment
programs. The most intensive level of care is the
Partial Hospitalization Program. It is a 5 days per week, 11
hours per day program. Within the PHP program individuals receive
individual therapy, multiple group therapies, as well as all meals
and snacks. Group programming includes CBT, DBT, process
groups, experiential groups, psychoeducation, and somatic therapy.
The IU Health Charis Center also has 2 Intensive
Outpatient Programs. One program is designed for Adults and
one is designed for Adolescents. Both of these programs are 3
days per week for 3 hours per day. Group programming in the Adult
program includes psychoeducation groups, process groups, nutrition
groups, as well as a supervised snack. The Adolescent Program
includes CBT, DBT, psychoeducation groups, and a supervised snack.
In addition, the Adolescent IOP has a multifamily DBT
In addition, the IU Health Charis Center offers traditional
outpatient therapy groups that include: Adult Dialectical
Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders, Multifamily Adolescent
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Group, an Adult Process Group, an
Adolescent Psychoeducation Group, and a Mindful Eating Group.
The intern will meet weekly for a multidisciplinary treatment
team meeting to discuss clients. This meeting is attended by
all clinical staff of the IU Health Charis Center.