Davidson-Broughton Summer Program - May 31 to July 22, 2011
Davidson College sponsors an eight-week summer academic program for undergraduates at Broughton Hospital in Morganton, N.C., a state psychiatric facility serving western North Carolina. The program is an internship in clinical settings at the Hospital; students earn credit for one course from Davidson College as Practicum in Psychology (PSY 290). This course is taught by the Staff Psychologist at Broughton Hospital who is an adjunct faculty member at Davidson College. Besides working in the hospital, students have periodic discussion sessions with the faculty member and attend a weekly seminar with presentations by clinical staff at the Hospital. Because these times are arranged once the class arrives in Morganton, students should plan on being on site five days a week for the duration of the program. The program will run from May 31 to July 22, 2011.
Participants work with hospital professionals as observers and assistants in patient treatment programs. Students may have the opportunity to participate in other hospital trainings and/or field trips to settings where activities relevant to clinical psychology are occurring. Service to the hospital is an important aspect of all placement options. Expected rotations include: Adult Services, Acute and Adult Services, Long-Term; Specialty Services, Adolescent, Specialty Services, Geropsychiatry; and Specialty Services, Deaf Services.
Program size is 8 students. The number of applications for the program has progressively increased over the last several years. Criteria for admission, therefore, are driven in part by the number of applicants and can become competitive. Applications from students enrolled at Davidson College will receive some preferential weighting. Applicants should have completed Abnormal Psychology prior to the program's start.
Tuition and room fees total $800. No financial aid from Davidson College is available.
For detailed information, visit the Department's webpage: http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x31462.xml. The application form is also there. Deadline: APRIL 1, 2011. Visiting the Broughton Hospital web site at http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsohf/broughton/ may be helpful.
Please direct questions about the program to Fern Duncan, Department Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>).