The Psychology Internship is governed by an Executive Committee that meets monthly to review the operations of the program and to develop and revise policies and procedures as needed. This Committee provides administrative and organizational direction for the Psychology Internship Program.
The Psychology Internship Executive Committee includes supervisors who represent each of the training sites, the director and assistant directors of training, the director of the section of psychology and the chief intern. The committee is chaired by the training director, Ann Lagges, PhD, and supported by assistant training directors, Melissa Butler, PhD, and Noha Minshawi, PhD.
The Committee regularly reviews the progress of each intern and is called upon to resolve areas of difficulty or conflict between interns and members of the faculty consistent with the program’s Grievance Procedure. The Committee also has the authority to determine remediation plans for interns and to assess if a problem with an intern is serious enough to warrant lodging a complaint requesting disciplinary action or termination with the associate dean for Graduate Medical Education.
In matters relating to intern remediation, referral for disciplinary action/termination, and the resolution of intern complaints, conflicts or disputes, decisions of the Committee are reached by majority vote with each member having one vote. If the conflict involves the director of training, the director of the section of psychology or any other member of the Committee, said member will not participate as a voting member in decisions related to that dispute.
The chief psychology intern is not included in deliberations related to the remediation, disciplinary referrals or evaluation of a specific intern. In all other matters, the chief psychology intern functions as a voting member of the Committee.
The actions and decisions of the Committee are subject to the approval of the director of the section of psychology and the chairman of the Department of Psychiatry. The proceedings of the Committee meeting are recorded in regular minutes which are distributed to the members of the Committee and available to other members of the training faculty.
Twenty psychologists identified as training supervisors have faculty appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and/ or the Department of Neurology at IU School of Medicine and are licensed to practice psychology with an endorsement as Health Service Providers in Psychology (HSPP) in the state of Indiana.