Training

Curriculum

The Minnesota Consortium for School Psychology Internships (MCSPI) uses a capstone model of training. You’ll complete all of your degree coursework before starting your internship. During your internship, you’ll participate in training—supervised by a training director from the University of Minnesota. However, you will not be required to complete additional coursework.

Timeline

The MNSPIC is a full-time internship lasting at least 10 months, resulting in a minimum of 1,500 hours of supervised practice. You may complete up to 2,000 hours of supervised practice upon request to increase your license eligibility across the U.S.

Supervision

As an intern, you’ll receive two hours of individual face-to-face supervision per week with a licensed doctoral school psychologist in addition to group supervision with other interns throughout the year.

Compensation/stipend:
$25,000 plus benefits

Progress report

Intern supervisors will complete two formal evaluations per year. Interns receiving ratings below the minimum expected competency will engage in a planning process with their supervisor to build knowledge and skills in the area(s) of concern.

Group supervision

Interns will participate in group supervision with other consortium and/or doctoral interns for four hours per month. This supervision will be coordinated by the consortium.

Expectations

Review our handbook to learn more about what will be expected of you as an MNSPIC intern.

Training Sequence

Didactic training is a planned, programmed sequence of activities covering the broad topics of Multi-tiered Systems of Support in schools and the science of resilience.  The MTSS strand begins with disposition and cross-topic competencies such as professional identity and ethics. As the year progresses, didactics will focus on skills necessary to complete assigned case studies, such as use of the problem solving model, assessment and intervention in MTSS models, and crisis intervention. The second strand is composed of a course designed by Clay Cook, Ph.D., LP., on the science of resilience.  Didactics include review of the course materials as well as discussion on how the strategies can be applied in consultation and professional self-care.