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.
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.
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 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 are expected to videotape their therapy sessions
for review in weekly supervision.
Interns are generally welcome to co-lead ongoing groups with
supervisors or other staff members. They may also initiate their
own groups. The types of group opportunities vary according to
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 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
are expected to videotape or audiotape their therapy sessions for
Group therapy is a well-defined service at the Charis
Center for Eating Disorders. The Charis Center has an ongoing
daily group partial hospitalization program as well as an intensive
outpatient group program that meets 3 days per week. Both of these
programs treat individuals where eating disorders concerns warrant
a more intensive treatment approach. Group programming
includes, but is not limited to CBT, DBT, Process Groups, and
In addition, the 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 Art Therapy Group for
Adolescents and a Mindful Eating Group. Interns have the
opportunity to participate in the service provision of the 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 Charis Center.