Our Program is committed to treating interns with courtesy and respect. Interns are viewed as junior colleagues, and the faculty strives in all interactions to treat interns with dignity and with concern for their welfare as trainees and as persons. Moreover, the faculty show respect for cultural and individual diversity among interns. Interns are apprised of the APA ethical standards regarding their treatment as students, and they are informed of the various formal and informal means of assistance in event of difficulties in this area (See Section on Grievances). Interns are afforded the opportunity for personal counseling, and appropriate assistance to attain such services are arranged on a confidential basis by the Internship Director.