Psychology & Counseling Internship Program

Are you a dedicated Ph.D. candidate with aspirations in clinical psychology? Are you looking to embark on a fulfilling journey in a small, private practice setting? Dr. Taji Huang, Ph.D., offers an intensive therapy internship program tailored to nurture your professional growth and equip you with the skills needed to excel in your own private practice.

This program combines cutting-edge didactic learning, supervised clinical experiences, and comprehensive professional development to mold you into an exceptional counseling practitioner.

Program Duration: 1-2 Years

Psychology Internship Program Components


1. Orientation & Introduction (1 Month)

  • Gain a deep understanding of program structure and expectations.
  • Familiarize yourself with the nuances of the small private practice environment.
  • Navigate the ethical and legal considerations specific to our field.
  • Meet your mentor and clinic staff.

2. Didactic Training (Ongoing)

  • Participate in weekly seminars covering core clinical topics, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and evidence-based interventions.
  • Develop proficiency in practice management, billing, and insurance procedures.
  • Engage in case presentations and in-depth discussions.
  • Enhance cultural competence and diversity awareness.
  • Receive advanced training in specific therapeutic modalities such as CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic therapy.

3. Supervised Clinical Experience (Ongoing)

  • Work closely under the guidance of a licensed psychologist.
  • Deliver individual therapy to clients spanning various psychological concerns.
  • Conduct thorough psychological assessments and evaluations.
  • Collaborate to create and implement effective treatment plans.
  • Monitor client progress and adapt interventions as necessary.
  • Gain exposure to diverse client populations.

4. Professional Development (Throughout)

  • Grasp the intricacies of ethics and legal considerations within a private practice.
  • Learn to build and sustain a thriving client caseload.
  • Hone your communication skills for productive interactions with clients and colleagues.
  • Acquire marketing and networking strategies tailored to the private practice domain.
  • Prioritize self-care and burnout prevention to ensure a lasting, fulfilling career.

5. Research & Integration (6 Months)

  • Immerse yourself in research projects directly relevant to private practice, such as outcome studies and practice-based research.
  • Seamlessly integrate research findings into your clinical practice.
  • Present your findings and explore opportunities for publications.

6. Evaluation & Graduation (1 Month)

  • Undergo a comprehensive assessment of your clinical skills and knowledge.
  • Present a final, in-depth case study.
  • Receive evaluations from program supervisors and mentors.
  • Celebrate your graduation and certification of completion.

7. Post-Program Support

  • Continue benefiting from mentorship and supervision opportunities.
  • Receive assistance with career development and job placement within private practice.
  • Join our vibrant alumni network, tapping into valuable resources and connections.

Program Objectives

The psychology internship program strives to provide you with a holistic and well-rounded experience.

  1. Cultivate clinical competence in delivering evidence-based psychological services.
  2. Foster an ethical and culturally sensitive approach within the private practice landscape.
  3. Establish a robust foundation in practice management, including billing and insurance procedures.
  4. Nourish your professional growth and self-awareness.
  5. Encourage research initiatives and the seamless integration of research findings into clinical practice.
  6. Prepare you for a thriving career within the unique world of a small private practice.

Join The Internship Program With Dr. Taji Huang, Ph.D.

Interns from this program will emerge ready to offer top-tier psychological & counseling services while expertly navigating the distinctive challenges of a private practice environment.

Join this exciting journey towards a successful career in clinical psychology within a small private practice setting. Your future starts here – apply today!