Below are a few examples of the many internship opportunities in CCSU's Psychology Department.
Internships supervised by Dr. Joanne Diplacido
Wheeler Clinic Prevention and Wellness Program
Atrium at Rocky Hill (assisted living facility)
Arden Courts, Farmington (assisted living facility)
Sexual Assault Crisis Center, New Britain
Friendship Center, New Britain (programs for homeless persons)
Research internships on PTSD at UCONN Health Center, Farmington
Ct. Behavioral Health
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
State of CT. Veterans’ Home at Rocky Hill
VITAS Hospice Care
Public Health CT. State Legislature
Internships supervised by Dr. Marc Goldstein
Dr. Goldstein offers internships in community psychology, primarily in areas other than direct service.
Governor’s Prevention Partnership (GPP in Hartford). This internship focuses on prevention services. The exact project that a student works on depends upon the organization’s need, the student’s interest and skills.
The Consultation Center (Yale campus), Connecticut Junior Republic (Torrington area) and other sites. The specifics of the internship are negotiated like with the GPP.
Internships supervised by Dr. Carol Austad
Dr. Austad offers internships in biofeedback, peace, and community/clinical settings.
Community/clinical settings. A variety of internships with varying focuses. For example, one internship with New Britain Youth and Family Services provides opportunities to work with at-risk individuals in groups or one-on-one. Also, there are opportunities to work with persons in need of rehabilitation services.
Peace Psychology (Hartford and CCSU) focuses on projects related to peace, conflict management, and peace education. The intern works in a nonprofit organization, Pax Educare. The specific projects vary as a function of the organization’s needs and the interest and experience of the student. Projects have ranged from working with students to learn conflict management skills to coordinating a conference in peace education.
Biofeedback focuses on learning stress management techniques through biofeedback and conducting outreach programs to the community to teach stress management techniques. The specific projects vary as a function of the needs of the organizations with which we are working and the experience and skill level of the student. Projects range from researching the effectiveness of various stress management methods to presenting workshops.