Training
The philosophy of the training program is based on a scientist-practitioner model to exemplify
the integral connection and bidirectional relationship between scholarly inquiry, research, and
evaluation and all levels of professional activities.  Interns will be trained within a community-
based, integrated and collaborative behavioral health model of service delivery and receive
exposure to various diverse cultural and patient groups, as well as community and primary care
clinic settings.  

I Ola Lāhui is a pre-doctoral internship program whose primary goals are:  1) to provide training
in foundational competency areas (ethics, cultural and individual diversity) that have broad
applicability across program goals and remaining core competencies; 2) to provide intensive,
generalist training to prepare students for the practice of professional psychology; 3) to provide
a diverse clinical training experience with an emphasis on integrated mental health service
delivery in rural community health/primary care settings; and, 4) to foster the development of
professional practice, research, and organizational/administrative skills to function independently
across a variety of community health care settings in Hawai‘i’s rural and medically underserved
areas.

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Post-doctoral Fellowship

The I Ola Lāhui Psychology Fellowship Training Program provides post-doctoral psychology
fellows with training in culturally appropriate professional skills including: assessment and
diagnosis, intervention, consultation, research, teaching and supervision, ethical awareness,
personal development, and cultural diversity.

I Ola Lāhui is a psychology training program whose aim is to provide training to post-doctoral
psychology fellows in effective, culturally-minded interventions for use in Hawai‘i’s rural and
medically underserved communities.  The philosophy of the training program is based on a
scientist-practitioner model with a focus on training the generalist practitioner supplemented by
training in specialty areas including primary care psychology, health psychology and behavioral
medicine, child psychology, and community psychology.  Fellows will be trained within an
integrated behavioral health model of service delivery.   

The goal of the program is to increase Hawai‘i’s capacity to address the growing health needs
through training in behavioral health care, chronic disease management, and
psychopharmacology, in addition to more traditional mental health concerns such as anxiety and
mood disorders.  Our aim is to train clinical psychologists who are capable of functioning with
professional autonomy in a variety of applied settings in the community, using empirically
validated techniques informed by the scientific literature and conducting ongoing research on
their own practice to further develop the evidence base in this area.    

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Pre-doctoral Internship
I Ola Lāhui Rural Hawai’i Behavioral Health Internship Training
Program provides produces clinical psychologists who are capable of
functioning with professional autonomy in a variety of applied
settings in the community, using empirically validated techniques
informed by the scientific literature and conducting ongoing research
on their own practice to further develop the evidence base in the
areas of rural and primary care psychology.

I Ola Lāhui is a psychology training program whose aim is to provide
generalist training to predoctoral psychology interns, as well as,
specialty training to deliver integrated, evidence-based, and
culturally-minded interventions for use in Hawai‘i’s rural and
medically underserved communities.
 
I ola lahui
rural hawai'i behavioral health