Program Information: Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1539
Program Type: Internship
Site: University of Pennsylvania
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: 3624 Market Street
First Floor, West
CAPS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-3246
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Distance from Major City: in Philadelphia
Phone: 215-898-7021
Fax: 215-573-8966
Email: cboyd@upenn.edu
Web Address: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/caps/
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/caps/predocintern.php
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since: 08/02/2004
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Cyndy Boyd
Chief Psychologist: Greg Eells
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 17
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32847
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): $800 for professional development workshops
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns provide individual, group, and crisis counseling. They also provide an hour of clinical supervision for a practicum student, outreach programming to the campus and community, and they perform 2 hours per week of triage assessment. They also receive over 4 hours of supervision per week and attend didactic trainings.
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: 11/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/13/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/18/2018
Interview process description:

Applicants have a series of three, 45 minute meetings during their 1/2 day interview.  Each applicant meets with the Training Director and two different multidisciplinary groups of staff members.  Applicants will be asked to read and respond to questions about a sample clinical case during one of the meetings with staff members.  All of the applicants on a given interview day are invited to have lunch as a group with the five current interns, as a vehicle for learning more about the program from the interns' perspectives.  Interviews are typically scheduled between December 15 and January 10.  In-person interviews are ideal, but since they are not financially feasible for all applicants, skype or telelphone interviews are also offered. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
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
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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

The internship program at CAPS emphasizes learning through closely supervised clinical practice. Interns receive intensive training and experience in performing central responsibilities of a psychologist in a multidisciplinary counseling center setting including: individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, diagnostic assessment, crisis consultation, supervision, and outreach. The internship also strives to foster intrinsic growth in the areas of multicultural competence, social justice, ethical practice, and professional identity development. A Multidisciplinary Approach: As a center whose staff is comprised of licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, we value a multidisciplinary approach to training and service delivery and emphasize the development of the capacity to work collaboratively with psychology colleagues and professionals from other disciplines. Multicultural Competence:The University of Pennsylvania is a culturally diverse institution, with students from all over the country and all over the world, and with many forms of diversity represented. We are committed to training interns to develop the self-awareness, knowledge and skills needed to work effectively in this environment as a therapist, consultant, and advocate for change. Ethical Practice: We strive to train interns who will become practitioners with the highest ethical standards. We particularly value the use of consultation and collaboration in ethical decision-making and interns have many opportunities to see this in action in multidisciplinary team meetings and formal and informal staff collaboration meetings. Professional Identity Development: We view the internship as the capstone of clinical psychology training. We believe that the strong generalist skills they attain through our internship will enable interns to become psychologists prepared to work in university counseling centers as well as a multitude of other professional settings.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults:
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other:

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

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

Group therapy

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 http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/caps/ 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: 146 142
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 40 40
Total number of interns: 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 5 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 5 5
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 4 4
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: 4 5 0
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 0 0
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 4 0
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 1 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 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