Skip to main content

Adjunct Rotation

The UMSL Center for Behavioral Health can also be selected as an Adjunct rotation (1-day/week, yearlong) for an assessment-only focused experience. CBH offers diverse psychological assessment experiences that are tailored to the developmental needs of the intern. 

Interns provide comprehensive psychological evaluations to children, adolescents, and adults who present with emotional, behavioral, learning and/or personality difficulties, not uncommonly severe in nature.  Referral questions include diagnostic clarification for children with the most impairing of psychiatric conditions (e.g., psychosis, bipolar disorder), risk of harm to self/others, parenting competencies, psychosexual functioning, impact of exposure to trauma, and identification of treatment needs and after-care placements for children and adolescents in residential treatment programs.  Assessments are sometimes conducted at residential treatment facilities and in schools to observe the individual in his/her typical environment and facilitate consultation with ongoing service providers.  Indeed, as part of their role as an assessment clinician, interns provide professional consultations to schools, Deputy Juvenile Officers, other mental health providers, and other stakeholders involved in the lives of the clients they serve.  

Interns receive a minimum of 1-hour of supervision per week.