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.