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About The Social Work Internship Program

The University of Rochester’s University Counseling Center (UCC) offers supervised experience in Social Work. UCC offers a wide range of psychological services to the University of Rochester community that includes the undergraduate and graduate population and students at the Eastman School of Music and the School of Medicine. Interns will encounter a wide range of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, character pathology, eating disorders, substance abuse, and couples’ problems.

The training experience provides a broad range of clinical and case management opportunities within a university setting and is supported by intensive supervision, seminars, and clinical case conferences. These experiences include: case management, participation on the University CARE Team, time-limited psychodynamic psychotherapy, assessment for treatment planning purposes, and campus outreach and consultation. Additional experiences may include psychotherapy or psychoeducational groups.

A significant strength of the program lies in the trainee’s opportunity to work closely and intensively with licensed social workers and psychologists who are committed to training. On a weekly basis interns receive two hours of individual supervision, one hour of group supervision, participation in a case-oriented seminar and a clinical conference where senior staff present their own work. Additional seminars would include, but not limited to, substance abuse, multicultural, psychopharm, and eating disorders. Additional supervision is available when needed.

UCC has a long-standing commitment to intensive supervision and training. This training is provided to postdoctoral fellows, full time and part-time doctoral psychology interns, doctoral graduate students from the Clinical and Social Psychology program, and doctoral students from the Warner School of Education, social work interns, and advanced psychiatric residents from the School of Medicine. The full-time supervising staff is composed of licensed psychologists and licensed social workers. The part-time supervising staff includes psychologists who have private practices in the Rochester community.

Social Work Internship