Guidebook for Clinical Psychology Interns

  • Gary K. Zammit
  • James W. Hull

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Selecting and Preparing for an Internship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. George Stricker
      Pages 3-9
    3. George Stricker
      Pages 11-25
    4. Bernhard E. Blom
      Pages 27-52
    5. James W. Hull
      Pages 53-62
    6. Bernhard E. Blom, Nancy R. Holmes
      Pages 63-77
  3. Introduction to Clinical Internship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-80
    2. Stephen Hurt, Naomi Tomoyasu
      Pages 121-134
    3. James W. Hull, Naomi Tomoyasu
      Pages 135-149
    4. Steven G. Wager, Gary K. Zammit
      Pages 171-209
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 211-226

About this book


The internship is the capstone experience of professional education and training preparatory for the application of psychology in health and human services. It is analagous for the practice of psychology to what the doctoral dissertation represents in the student's development as a scholar. At its best, the internship should be viewed as far more than simply a require­ ment for one's degree or licensure, a rite de passage for entry into the profes­ sion. Rather, it should be regarded by students and faculty alike as a rich opportunity for personal and professional growth, the opportunity to as­ sess and even rethink one's assumptions about human behavior and psy­ chological problems in the context of different client populations, types of problems addressed, and psychological service system environments. In articulating the first formal guidelines for the accreditation of grad­ uate training programs in clinical psychology, a committee of the American Psychological Association, comprised of distinguished psychologists of their day, asked, "What are the aims of a psychological internship?" The committee replied to that question as follows: Underlying all of its aims is the principle . . . that the knowledge es­ sential to the practice of clinical psychology cannot be obtained solely from books, lectures, or any other devices which merely provide infor­ mation about people or about ways of studying them.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gary K. Zammit
    • 1
  • James W. Hull
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital CenterColumbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychology, Division of Psychology, Westchester DivisionThe New York Hospital-Cornell Medical CenterWhite PlainsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-44859-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0222-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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