Doctoral students have the enormous task of balancing clinical work, research, teaching and coursework; all while ensuring they have enough clinical hours to be competitive for the process of applying for internship. If your clinical placement is not getting you the hours you need, it can add unneeded stress. Here are some tips for each stage of the process to help you advocate for your training needs successfully.
Articles by Kelsey Sala-Hamrick, MA
Kelsey is currently a Predoctoral Intern at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. She is completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Kelsey is a passionate advocate for increasing access to treatment and reducing health disparities in underserved communities. Her research and clinical interests focus on the protective process involved in the resilient development of children and families. She is interested in taking a holistic (bio-psycho-social) view of how these processes unfold in underserved populations. She is also interested in bio-psycho-social approaches to treating youth with chronic medical conditions, as well as understanding how integrated ambulatory and primary healthcare can support at-risk communities by reducing barriers to high-quality treatment. In addition to her clinical and research pursuits, Kelsey is a dedicated healthcare educator who enjoys training and mentoring junior colleagues in both psychology and the allied health professions.