Research provides the knowledge base of clinical psychology, and interns are expected to be conversant with the processes and products of contemporary clinical investigation. Current research knowledge and methods are important components of the didactic seminars, wherein presenters identify and incorporate research findings and empirical evidence related to their respective topics. Research is also incorporated into clinical supervision across the program. Supervisors share and discuss the results of research related to theoretical orientations, treatment modalities and particular interventions; these results inform the decisions that are made about course of treatment.
The program structure does not designate specific time for research over the course of the year, but there may be opportunities to participate in ongoing research activities in such areas as the study of trauma, child development and psychopathology, behavioral health, and forensic psychology.