The following objectives form the foundation of training experiences:

  1. Consolidate core health service competencies related to psychology including the attitudes, theoretical knowledge, and applied skills necessary for work with a broad range of patient issues and problems. 
  2. Promote and integrate knowledge, awareness, appreciation, and skills for work with diverse populations, including self-examination and exploration of attitudes toward age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status differences. 
  3. Consolidate knowledge, understanding and application of ethical principles and practices in clinical work, including knowledge of laws and regulations as well as the awareness of challenges, recent developments and trends in the field of psychology and its relationship to the larger healthcare system. 
  4. Develop a professional identity as a health service psychologist, including the evolution of self-identity from student to professional and the ability to assume professional and personal responsibility for one’s work. 
  5. Identify individual goals and training objectives specific to the practice setting and service domain (substance use, neurodevelopment, gender health, adolescent/young adult mental health) around which supervisory support will be provided. 
  6. Complete pre-licensure requirements including at least 1500 hours of supervised clinical experience, and required pre-licensure coursework.