Within the basic competency areas, interns may create opportunities to develop certain specializations. These are not formal rotations, per se, but interns may develop, with their supervisors, plans to gain additional skills and expertise.
Interns may seek out further training in eating disorders, chemical health, gender issues, family of origin, wellness, or psycho-spiritual approaches to counseling. They may choose to develop an expertise in working with special populations such as athletes, seminarians, minority, or international students. Interns also may choose to assist the counseling center by conducting internal research on a topic mutually agreed upon by the center and the intern.