Supervision, Didactics, and Additional Training Activities


Interns receive a minimum of 3 hours of individual supervision each week from a licensed psychologist with .5 to 1 hour with the assigned OSH-PIP Training Director, 1.5 hours with the major supervisor, and 1 hour with the minor rotation supervisor. A 1-hour weekly group supervision and a 1-hour monthly intern group is also required. Interns receive a minimum of 4 hours per week of supervision.

Didactic Instruction

Sample didactic topics include: Psychopathy/PCL-R training, Systems Collaboration/Multidisciplinary Collaboration, Cognitive Assessment I & II, Sexual Offending Risk Assessment, Working with LGBTQQ Populations, Collaborative Problem-Solving, Trauma Informed Care, Geropsychology, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis I & II.

Sample didactic topics include:  Commitment Status and Relevant Statutes, Professional Ethics and Oregon Legal Issues, Differential Diagnosis, Evidence-Based Practice for Serious Mental Illness, Co-occuring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, Court Testimony, Motivational Interviewing, Working with Native American Populations, Sex Offender Treatment and Assessment, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Program Evaluation Series

OSH-PIP interns participate in a Program Evaluation series within the didactic training. In this series, interns receive training in applied program evaluation. Specifically, the instructor utilizes current literature to provide instruction in program evaluation and applied research and supports interns in designing and carrying out program evaluations specific to their clinical work at Oregon State Hospital.

Other Training Opportunities

Interns have the opportunity to attend weekly Psychiatry Grand Rounds and other trainings provided by Oregon State Hospital.  Additionally, interns are encouraged to participate on a hospital committee related to diversity during their training year.