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Interns will be expected to form and maintain appropriate and effective professional relationships with colleagues, support staff, organizations, supervisors, supervisees, clients, and other allied professionals throughout the course of the training program and complete documentation of client records that is on time and maintains client treatment/assessment information security and confidentiality.

Interns will demonstrate use of effective interpersonal skills in managing conflict or difficult communication with others. Interns are expected to demonstrate thorough understanding and use of professional language and concepts in both written and verbal communications and the ability to effectively understand, integrate, and communicate information both verbally and through writing. Interns will also be expected to demonstrate openness and responsiveness to supervision, feedback from colleagues, willingness to engage in non-defensive discussion of feedback, and implement feedback appropriately to enhance further growth.

This competence is advanced throughout the training year through engagement in multiple required clinical activities including direct clinical and assessment services, documentation and report-writing, individual and group supervision, case consultation, didactic trainings, mock oral examination, and the intern professional development seminar, in addition to day-to-day interactions with clients and staff of the OHC and broader University communities.