Internship and Postgraduate Programs
The Wright Institute Los Angeles Clinical Psychology Internship and Postgraduate Programs are each built on the traditional three legs of clinical training: individual supervision; seminars and case conferences; and the conduct of psychotherapy.
All trainees are assigned to a primary individual supervisor with whom they meet once weekly throughout the training year. Primary supervisors are members of WILA's Core Faculty, which currently numbers five senior psychologists. Full-time trainees are assigned two additional individual supervisors; part-time trainees are assigned one additional individual supervisor. Each supervisor is a member of WILA's Teaching and Supervisory Faculty. Virtually all WILA Faculty members have completed postgraduate training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Many are also graduates of psychoanalytic institutes.
Seminars and Case Conferences
Seminars and conferences are offered throughout the year, which is divided into four academic quarters: fall, winter, spring and summer. Fall, winter, and spring seminars meet once a week for two hours over a ten-week period. The summer quarter is comprised of seminars and conferences that meet for varying periods of time. Seminars and conferences are always held daytime on Mondays and Tuesdays. The curriculum is roughly divided into first year and second year offerings. Third year courses are mainly individually designed tutorials elected by trainees who participate sequentially in the internship and then the postgraduate training programs.
All trainees carry a caseload of patient's drawn from WILA's Hedda Bolgar Psychotherapy Clinic. The Clinic is one of the few settings in Los Angeles offering mainly open-ended psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy at low cost. Many of the Clinic's patients are seen intensively on a two or three session per week basis.