KKJ Opportunities and Expectations
Clinical Director – Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones
Training Director – Dr. Julianne Ludlam
KKJ Forensic & Psychological Services offers a training program for practicum and intern students at the master’s and doctoral levels. KKJ’s program offers the unique opportunity to receive training in both forensic and clinical practice; trainees will assist with psychological/forensic evaluations and provide therapy services. Evaluations may be court-ordered, and students will be trained in structured interviews, parent-child observations, psychological testing, and report writing. Therapy services may include facilitating groups and workshops in addition to providing individual counseling for adults and adolescents.
Trainees will receive ongoing supervision and training for both areas of practice from two licensed clinical psychologists. We strive for a supportive, validating atmosphere that promotes effective learning and skill development.
We are primarily a forensic practice. Therefore, each student needs to be able to complete the following activities in order to be accepted to the site. Some evaluations are court ordered, and students must be permitted to be involved in these cases. One to two cases will be assigned per student.
- Observe and co-facilitate case background interviews.
- Observe and conduct structured clinical and parenting interviews.
- Observe parent-child interactions.
- Observe, administer, and score psychological testing.
- Conduct structured collateral interviews.
- Write report sections for any components of the evaluation in which the student is involved.
Again, we are primarily a forensic practice. All students must be permitted to serve all clients, even those who may be court involved. The clinical and training director will ensure that students do not see clients who are actively suicidal, and the student will not be expected to testify in court. All therapy cases will be reviewed by the directors before a student is assigned a case.
- Co-facilitate and lead groups and workshops, when available.
- Provide individual counseling for adults and adolescents, at least one case per rotation.
Supervision and Training
Ongoing supervision and training in each area of practice is required and considered a valuable part of internship training.
For evaluations, supervision and training will involve:
- Observing and being observed by Dr. Ludlam during evaluation procedures.
- Meeting with Dr. Ludlam twice a month, for one hour of supervision each.
- Having report section drafts reviewed by our Evaluation Coordinator and Dr. Ludlam.
- Reading articles for the purposes of training in forensic cases, as assigned.
For therapy, supervision and training will involve:
- Observing and being observed in leading and co-facilitating groups and workshops.
- Meeting once a month individually with Dr. KKJ for one hour of supervision.
- Reading articles or books for the purposes of training in therapy cases, as assigned.
For general training, students will also:
- Meet once a month with Dr. Ludlam and Dr. KKJ for one joint supervision session.
- Attend a monthly staff meeting which involves training and peer supervision.
- Must be available 9am to 5pm, two assigned days per week.
- Complete report writing as noted above.
- Complete therapy notes.
- Acclimate to and independently navigate online client portal and electronic medical record systems.
- Complete projects as directed.
Contact our training director firstname.lastname@example.org
RESOURCES & OTHER INFORMATION
FAQ For Students Interested In Forensic Psychology
Blog: Access to Care
Blog Documenting The Experience Of One Of Our Interns