Center for Assessment and Intervention
Nova Southeastern University, Human Services, Center for Assessment and Intervention (CAI) provides training to pre- and post-doctoral level psychology trainees from other university departments, including the Criminal Justice Institute, the Center for Psychological Studies, and the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Our goal is to prepare trainees to independently function as professionals in a variety of mental health settings by enhancing their clinical and administrative competencies. Three principal areas of emphasis for trainees at the Center for Assessment and Intervention (CAI) include: psychoeducational assessment, intervention, and consultation. The main focus/goal of this program is to prepare trainees for professional practice within the areas of assessment, psychotherapy, and research/consultation, through the following training experiences:
- Comprehensive assessments
- Intake diagnostic evaluations with case formulations and treatment planning
- Individual, marital, family, and group psychotherapy and cognitive remediation with children
- Consultation and training (i.e. workshops) to allied health professionals, educators, and social service providers
- Weekly individual and group supervision, case conferences, and didactics within a multidisciplinary setting that emphasizes biopsychosocial factors in the development and/or maintenance of learning/developmental difficulties, psychopathology, and medical illness.
- Research or evaluation project participation or development in collaboration with center faculty. The areas of interest of the CAI faculty include program evaluation, special education, out-of-school programming, experiential education, substance abuse prevention, health psychology, and neuropsychology.