Our program strives to provide supervised clinical experiences (e.g. psychological assessment, treatment, and consultation) that allow for consolidation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for entry level practice of professional clinical psychology. Interns will develop their understanding of the cognitive, social, biological and emotional aspects of behavior and development, and of dysfunctional behavior and psychopathology while adhering to the professional, legal, and ethical standards of professional psychology. All aspects of training are intended to promote understanding and sensitivity to issues of multicultural diversity. Interns can expect to participate in the various training components in an educational sequence across the 12 month training period (for a minimum of 1500 hours).
Our program offers training in multicultural and diverse patient populations. We provide services to the under-served, poor, and minority residents of eastern NC, a patient population with marked disparities in healthcare access and outcomes. For example, at the Kinston Community Health Center, most patients are African American or Hispanic/Latino, and most are uninsured with only approximately 27-32% having some type of insurance, primarily Medicaid and Medicare. In our busy outpatient clinic, approximately 33% of patients are on Medicaid/Medicare, 33% have private insurance, and 33% are uninsured.