All interns WILL attend the following didactic seminars:

Intern Training Seminar: Interns will meet weekly to participate in informational seminars offered by EPPIC professionals and visiting professionals from El Paso universities and the community. Topics such as treatment, cultural issues, diagnosis, treatment plans, theory, ethics and legal issues, and post graduate career planning are a few of the issues that may be discussed. Interns will also be required to present at the training seminar the findings of their major research project, dissertation, or research.

Multicultural Seminar: Interns will attend a one and a half hour seminar offered twice a month regarding multicultural issues which is designed specifically to help interns understand their personal, ethnic, and cultural background and its impact on the client-therapist relationship. Interns will also discuss a variety of other multicultural issues.

Supervision Seminar: Each intern doing a supervision rotation will supervise one masters or doctoral level practicum student. Interns will attend a regular supervision seminar which includes didactic training in the supervision process as well as processing and consultation regarding interns’ supervision training. Interns are expected to audiotape all of their supervision sessions and have their recordings prepared for the supervision seminar.

Assessment Seminar: A two hour assessment seminar will be held twice a month covering DSM diagnosis, assessment, and report writing. Topics such as assessment theory, objective and projective testing, test interpretation, and report writing will be covered. Time will also be allotted for interns to discuss and consult regarding the clients they are currently assessing as they fulfill the assessment component of their internship program.