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Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables are updated annually: August 1st

Internship Program Admissions

Applications are invited from doctoral programs in clinical and counseling psychology. Strong applicants have an interest in the range of activities conducted at the Counseling Center. The program emphasizes a multicultural perspective in all aspects of clinical and professional work and experience working with adults and interest in multicultural populations are preferred. Former clients of the Counseling Center are not considered for training in order to minimize dual role complications and potential conflicts of interest.

Selection criteria are based broadly upon perceived goodness of fit between the internship's offerings and requirements and the candidate's qualifications, interests, and potential for benefiting from and contributing to the program.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: Yes, at least 500 hours by the application deadline

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: No

Other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

Current enrollment in an APA-accredited doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology.

Successful completion of doctoral comprehensive exams by the application deadline.

Approval of dissertation proposal by ranking deadline.

Approval by the academic training program verifying readiness for internship.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: at least $ 25,000

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: Not applicable

Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes

Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes

Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes

Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes

Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes

Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation): 160 (15 Vacation Days, 3 Professional Development Days, and 2 Floating Holidays)

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: 80 hours

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes, with approval

Other Benefits: Interns are entitled to all University holidays. They can receive up to $200 of professional development money. Additionally, each intern has their own office, which includes their own computer as well as access to clerical and technical support. Interns are entitled to use library, recreational, and computer facilities, and to attend athletic and cultural events on campus.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Aggregate Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts: Cohort years beginning 2014-2016)

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts: 12

Total # of interns who did not seek employments because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree: 0

  PD EP
Community Mental Health Center    
Federally Qualified Health Center    
Independent Primary Care Facility/Clinic    
University Counseling Center 8  
Veterans Affairs Medical Center    
Military Health Center    
Other Medical Center or Hospital    
Psychiatric Hospital    
Academic University/Department    
Community College or Other Teaching Setting   1
Independent Research Institution    
Correctional Facility    
School District/System    
Independent Practice Setting 1 2
Not Currently Employed    
Changed to Another Field    
Other    
Unknown    


Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table is counted only one time.

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