Program Information: Counseling & Psychological Services Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1406
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Appalachian State University
Department: Counseling & Psychological Services Center
Address: P. O. Box 32044
Appalachian State University
Boone , North Carolina 28608-2044
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 85 miles west of Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Phone: 828-262-3180
Fax: 828-262-3182
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since: 1998
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Leslie Martin
Chief Psychologist: Christopher Hogan
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 312000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): numerous local discounts for App State employees, reduced price athletic facilities membership, parking eligibility, administrative and technical support, individual offices for each intern, library access
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Work hours are 8am to 5pm, with an hour lunch break at noon. Typical work days involve approximately 2-4 hours of direct service provision (individual, group, and/or initial consultation appointments), administrative (i.e., note writing or preparation for upcoming activities such as outreach presentations), supervision (provided and/or received), and some training received (training seminars, intern process meetings, etc.). Interns have some flexibility in setting their schedules.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/10/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Optional
Interview notification date: 12/13/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2019
Interview process description:

The interview date range is tentatively scheduled for Friday January 3rd through Wednesday January 8th.  Selected applicants are interviewed either by conference phone/Zoom/Skype or in person.  Interviews consist of a standardized set of questions developed by the staff and are supplemented by specific questions for candidates.  Applicants selected for interviews also have an interview with the Training Director.  During all interviews, applicants are given opportunities to ask questions.  They are welcomed to talk with any staff member or intern to ask questions before and after the formal interviews and are given an opportunity to visit the Center and receive a tour of the campus.  Applicants selected for interviews are also invited to attend an informal lunch with the current interns as a group.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Our most recent intern cohorts have come from the following programs: University of North Texas, Auburn University, Ohio University, East Tennessee State University, Radford University, the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Schaumburg; James Madison University, University of North Carolina--Charlotte, the University of Hartford; Florida State University, University of Indianapolis, University of Tennessee, University of Florida, West Virginia State University, Indiana University of Pennslyvania, Georgia Southern University,
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

This program provides in-depth training in health services psychology and exposes interns to the various activities that psychologists provide in a University Counseling Center setting. The training model is a "Practitioner-Developmental" model that emphasizes competent practice, developmental training, diversity, the science of psychology, and professionalism. Interests and theoretical orientations of staff members vary widely. Interns are encouraged to develop their own interests and orientations. Interns are provided experience and develop competence in individual and group therapy, assessment, crisis intervention, outreach, consultation, supervision, ethics, diversity, and professional behavior. In addition to service activities in these areas, interns participate in a training seminar, assessment seminar, a supervision seminar, peer supervision, a process meeting, and staff meetings.  Interns participate in two hours of supervision with a licensed psychologist and an additional one hour of consultation/supervision with another staff member. Additional supervision is provided for group therapy. While a core curriculum exists, interns are also provided with ample time and opportunity to develop special interest areas including but not limited to any of the above-listed areas, as well as: eating disorders, supervision/training, working with athletes/Athletics, trauma, research, multicultural and diversity-related expertise, prevention programming, and behavioral health interventions/consultation. The staff strives to create a work and learning environment that is supportive, stimulating, and fun!  Interns are fully integrated into the staff and their presence is highly valued.  Ample opportunity also exists to explore and enjoy a resort-area mountain environment that is rich with outdoor recreation and fantastic scenery.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Prevention Programming/Outreach


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)

Crisis Interventions and after hours on-call coverage

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Completed Applications: 88 75 77
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 35 35 37
Total number of interns: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 2 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 12 21 23
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 1 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 2
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 2 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0