Effective Use of Accreditation Consultation for Internship Programs

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Length: 45 minutes

Please note that Continuing Education Credit is not offered for viewing this webcast.

This webcast will provide information about the effective use of consultation and technical assistance for internship programs who desire guidance through the accreditation process. The instructor has gained significant experience in providing consultative support to internship programs through all phases of program development and accreditation by the American Psychological Association. Information to be provided will include the benefits of informed consultation in the accreditation process, common pitfalls and misunderstandings that impede the consultation process, determining real versus perceived support needs to ensure an adequate level of consultation, and strategies for enhancing the effectiveness of the consultative relationship. The webcast will conclude with time to interact with the instructor and to ask specific questions related to your own internship program.

This webcast is designed to help you:

  1. Understand the potential costs and benefits of utilizing consultation and technical assistance services to support the APA accreditation process.
  2. Identify your program’s actual level of need for consultative support.
  3. Engage consultation or technical assistance in a manner that is effective AND cost-effective.

Presenter: Tamara DeHay, PhD

Tamara DeHay, PhD is the President of Clover Educational Consulting Group, an organization dedicated to advancing high-quality training of healthcare providers. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and is certified as a Health Services Provider in Psychology by the National Register. She is additionally certified in Primary Care Behavioral Health through the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. DeHay earned a PhD in School Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed a clinical internship with a focus on Pediatric Health Psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado and a post-doctoral fellowship in Administration, Policy, and Program Evaluation through the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. DeHay has co-led the development of a Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Providers, which has been launched internationally, and has trained PCPs across the nation in effective suicide prevention. In her previous role as the Director of Education and Training at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, she developed and led a psychology internship development initiative, which supported the development and accreditation of a number of internship programs nationally. In her current role she continues to expand this work, which seeks to ensure the provision of high-quality internship training for psychologists and is core to the mission of Clover Ed.


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APA Online Academy