Eleven Ph.D. candidates at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara have received pre-doctoral internships. As interns these students will provide clinical assessments in a wide spectrum of health care settings. Professor Merith Cosden, Director of Training for the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, says, “We are fortunate to have had all of our students placed in internships that are not only accredited by the American Psychological Association, but also truly stellar, highly competitive, and prestigious training opportunities. Students competed with over 3000 other doctoral students from across the country for these placements. All of our students had multiple interviews, and were placed with one of their top choices.”
The students and their respective internships sites are: Annie Ahn (University of California, Irvine); Jennifer Grief Green (Yale University, Connecticut Mental Health Center); Eileen Klein (Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University); John Mark Krejci (University of Hawaii at Manoa); Gladys Ng (Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY); Blanca Orellana (University of Southern California Children’s Hospital); Tina Panteleakos (UC Santa Barbara, Counseling & Career Services); Sarah Porter (University of Texas at Austin); Megan Redding (The Children’s Hospital, Denver); Andrew Sia (Northwestern University); Quy Tran (University of Southern California Children’s Hospital).
Future intern Sarah Porter, MA, a doctoral student in the combined psychology program with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology, reports, “During my internship interviews, I received overwhelmingly positive feedback about our program’s opportunities to provide clinical supervision to first-year students, to gain a rich vocational psychology knowledge base and hands-on experience, and to truly understand and deliver multiculturally-sensitive counseling.”
Porter was very excited about the opportunities soon to be offered to her, claiming, “I view this internship as the capstone to my clinical training. I look forward to bringing together the varied experiences I have had to date in a setting where I receive in-depth supervision, carry a full client caseload, and get a taste for what it means to be a professional psychologist.”
[These graduate students are available for interviews; to set up an interview contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789.]