Evaluation and Completion


Formal evaluations occur twice a year, but we aspire to have ongoing informal feedback in all directions throughout the year.  In the formal evaluation cycles, interns will evaluate the program and supervisors, and receive ratings and comments on training competencies. Evaluations include ratings and comments on all elements from your training goals, and all evaluations must be based on at least one instance of direct observation. The rating scale is below.  You must achieve ratings of “4” or above on all competencies to successfully complete internship (scale below). Additional information on evaluation and due process is available in the section on Internship Policies and Procedures.

Rating Scale for Internship Profession Wide and Site-specific Competencies

1 = Not competent, needs extensive guidance and supervision

2 = Beginning competence, needs close supervision on all cases (practicum level)

3 = Foundational competence, needs regular supervision (intern entry level)

4 = Intermediate competence, ready for entry level practice with consultation (intern exit level). See elaborated definition of readiness for entry level practice below.

5 = Advanced competence, demonstrates refined skills and/or skills beyond what might be expected of an early career psychologist.

N = not able to rate (for particular areas/raters).

All ratings must be based in part on live observation, e.g., observing actual service, video tape, audio tape, or skill demonstration.


“Readiness for Entry Level Practice” is defined as:

  1. Ability to independently function in a broad range of clinical and professional activities.
  2. Ability to generalize skills and knowledge to new situations
  3. Ability to self-assess when to seek additional training, supervision or consultation.


Tasks, requirements, and responsibilities for successful completion

  1. Attend and actively participate in all required training, clinical, or research meetings and activities apart from excused/valid absences.
  2. Accrue the required training hours. This is a full-time internship that should accrue approximately 2000 training hours. The minimum hours for completion are 1850 total training hours, 25% direct service hours, and 4 hours per week of supervision.
  3. Complete an Internship Portfolio consisting of following: (a) one de-identified Intake Report, (b) one de-identified Testing Report, (c) one de-identified Termination/Transfer Summery, (d) one de-identified Utilization and Treatment Review, and (e) an audio/video review project demonstrating 4 core RSM Skills.
  4. Achieve required ratings on training goals and elements (see below) on end of the year evaluation.
  5. Comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines, including APA Ethics, Boston University policies, and Danielsen Institute policies/procedures.
  6. Follow through on guidance/requests from supervisors or administrators.
  7. Meet all paperwork, billing, and administrative requirements.
  8. Inform supervisors of any acute or high-risk situations, mistakes, or conflictual interactions as soon as possible (immediately if warranted).



Interns receive at least 2 hours per week of individual supervision with a licensed psychologist, and 2 (or more) additional hours per week of individual or group supervision with a licensed psychologist or other licensed mental health professional.