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 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.
 
Congratulations to Dr. Aukahi Austin for
receiving the
Outstanding Teacher
Award
at the 2014 Hawai‘i Psychological
Association Awards  



2014 Hawai‘i Psychological
Association Awards  
Outstanding Student Award:  Julie
Y. Takishima-Lacasa, MA was
recognized an outstanding high
school, college or graduate student in
the field of psychology.  
Student Research Award:   Brian
Potts
was recognized as an
outstanding student for significant
scholarly contributions to graduate
research in psychology