Internship refers to a supervised practical training where one learns the key nuances of practical know-how needed to work in the field of psychology. It aims to teach various key concepts & micro & macro skills that are beyond regular book teaching.
Advantage of Online Internhsip
The UPS online internship program is ideal for any student who wishes to gain a better understanding of the field of psychology and wants to enhance skills & develop excellent concept clarity with the flexibility to choose days and time as per their own convenience.
While designing the online internship program, care has been taken that the learning that takes place in an offline mode doesn’t get compromised as far as possible.
Since in the online mode, direct patient interaction & observation is not possible, therefore to ensure and enhance learning, cases shall be discussed with the interns during live classes. In addition, interns are encouraged to visit nearby NGOs and other clinical & non-clinical setups, where interns are required to interact with clients, take their case histories and MSE and develop a therapeutic intervention plan and submit the same online which is further discussed with RCI registered highly experienced clinical psychologists working at Unique Psychologhical Services - UPS.
- Concept clarity is ensured by providing all the content and recorded videos with adequate explanations made by RCI registered highly experienced clinical psychologists.
- Skill development is done via several role plays that are undertaken during live classes.
- To check how well one has learnt the concepts, it is mandatory that the interns undertake several online tests after each concept that they learn which is scored.
- Also the intern who gets a score of 90% and above on these tests, is awarded The Best Intern Award.
Does Online internship meaningful?
Internship at UPS starts with the idea that each one of us has the potential to help not just them but make a meaningful difference in the lives of many others if given proper nurturance, training and guidance.
The key highlights of online Internship are:
Intensive theoretical classes focussing on concept clarity are held on regular basis. The content & video recordings explaining each concept from the basic level are given that an intern can access 24X7 with ease, comfort and flexibility.
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The theoretical knowledge of skills is one thing and knowing when, where, why and how to apply these skills is another thing. At UPS, the team of skilled and qualified professionals actively teach interns various counselling and therapeutic skills through live classes on a pre-decided schedule.
One of the most effective ways of practical learning is through role plays. Various basic and advanced skills are taught through several role plays. Interns are encouraged and are made to participate in these role plays and are give accurate and positive feedback. Role plays are held over an online face-to-face group interactions where focus is given on both verbal and non-verbal behaviour of the client & the counsellor or the therapist.
Assessments: A psychologist should not only know about counselling or therapy but should also be skilled at assessments. Interns at UPS are taught about various psychological assessments, their administration, scoring and interpretation in the online mode. Why, when and where a particular assessment needs to be done is also taught.
Opportunity to Question and Learn
An inquisitive mind learns the most. Interns at UPS are encourage to question and think out of the box and discuss their concerns and share their inputs after a therapy case has been discussed with the clinical psychologist. All their queries are addressed and satisfactorily answered.
Exposure to Different Therapies
Exposure to Different Therapies: Interns are also exposed to different therapies like CBT, REBT, Logotherapy, existential Therapy, dream analysis, aspects of client-centred therapy and psychodynamic based therapies in the online mode.
A psychologist should not only know about counselling or therapy but should also be skilled at assessments. Interns at UPS are taught about various psychological assessments, their administration, scoring and interpretation in the online mode. Why, when and where a particular assessment needs to be done is also taught.
Report Writing Skills
Sample reports are shared with interns and the process and language of report writing is discussed.
Interns are encouraged to visit nearby NGO, Old age homes, clinical and non-clinical setups and are required to submit details case histories, MSE and therapeutic intervention plan online.