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Predoctoral Psychology Internship Required Seminars


Oglala Lakota School, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota: During early fall interns will travel from Denver to​ the Pine Ridge Reservation to spend one week conducting psychosocial assessments for the Dormitory Program of the Oglala Lakota School. The day school and boarding school are administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and has 150 students, grades 1-12, who board on the campus Monday through Thursday nights. Often these children have multiple psychological and social needs that require intervention by the dorm staff and Pine Ridge community human service providers. The assessments aid the school in planning individual and group interventions that attend to the children’s needs and build on their strengths. Late afternoon and evening activities provide cross-cultural educational and recreational experiences.


Other required seminars are held every Monday throughout the year. Many seminars are offered in blocks of 10 to 12 weeks. Additional required Monday morning seminars are as follows:

  1. Involuntary Commitment at Denver Probate Court (Dr. Andrew Czopek)
  2. Professional Development Seminar
  3. Native American Health and Psychology (Drs. Candace Fleming, Michelle Sarche, and Susan Hepburn)
  4. Child Maltreatment (Dr. Richard Krugman-Dean)
  5. Outcomes Oriented Psychotherapy (Dr. Rick Kamins)
  6. Psychopharmacology   
  7. Competency and the Law (Dr. Richard Martinez)
  8. Multicultural Seminar (Dr. Fernand Lubuguin)
  9. Program Evaluation (Dr. Yvonne Keller-Guenther)
  10. Topics in Neuroscience (Dr. Jason Tregellas)
  11. Topics in Ethics (Dr. Josette Harris)

Additional Training Experiences