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Clinical Internship: A Constructive or Commercialized Approach

Aastha Dhingra , Vishal Parmar

DIP: 18.02.014/20160102

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0102014

Received: February 22, 2016; Revision Received: April 20, 2016; Accepted: June 25, 2016


Internships are important components of a well-rounded study of psychology. In an internship, you can see psychological theories and concepts come to life! An internship is a planned, structured, and closely supervised educational experience involving “real world” work that is closely related to a student’s anticipated career path. The purposes of the Psychology internship include providing students with opportunities to enhance and supplement the college classroom learning experience by “learning through doing;” develop and apply new knowledge about human behavior as well as new social and interpersonal skills; explore and reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses related to interpersonal behavior in work settings; explore and reflect on future career and employment options; and develop a network of contacts and references, which will lay a foundation for future employment and/or education and training. But unfortunately in today’s world where most of the population and various institutions are heading towards commercialization, the quality of services being provided are compromised. The objective of the survey is to find how sturdy and effectual is the internship structure, delivery of services and Guidance being provided by various hospitals, institutions, and other clinical set-ups to the budding clinical psychologists. The survey was conducted in Delhi and NCR where significant results were found as discussed in the paper.

The authors profoundly appreciate all the people who have successfully contributed to ensuring this paper in place. Their contributions are acknowledged however their names cannot be mentioned.

The author declared no conflict of interest.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.02.014/20160102

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0102014

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Volume 01, Issue 2, April - June, 2016

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