Program Information: Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1303
Program Type: Internship
Site: University of Kansas
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: 1200 Schwegler Drive - Room 2100
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7538
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Kansas City, MO-KS
Distance from Major City: 40 miles southwest of Kansas City
Phone: 785-864-2277
Fax: 785-864-2721
Email: hfrost@ku.edu
Web Address: http://www.caps.ku.edu
Brochure Website's Address: http://caps.ku.edu/doctoral-internship-psychology-2017-2018
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 1996
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Heather Frost
Chief Psychologist: Michael Maestas
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2018
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Low Stipend High Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend Ranges for Next Class: 26360
Part Time Annual Stipend Ranges for Next Class:

Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.

Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Vision insurance available. Private office includes: furnishings (desk, chairs, lamps, book shelf, file cabinet, phone); computer with email/internet/SPSS access, and web cam. Other benefits include: campus library privileges; discounts to performing arts; access to campus recreation center (for monthly fee); access to campus parking (for a fee); $100 for professional development.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical day includes some combination of direct service (intake, individual, group), supervision (for individual, group, providing supervision, outreach), and seminars or other meetings. Outreach and consultation are not daily activities. Each week includes 6.5 hours of supervision and 5 hours of seminar.
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: 11/06/2017 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is: Not offered
Interview notification date:
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/11/2017
Interview process description:

Applicants wiill be notified of their status by email on or before December 15. Those still under consideration will be invited to schedule a 1 hour interview with 2 or more staff (currently conducted by phone but we may instititute visual teleconference technology for 2017). A current intern may also participate. Our commitment to social justice is the reason we have never required on-site interviews (i.e., we recognize that the time required and the travel expense are much greater burdens for some applicants than for others). 

At the same time we want applicants to have the opportunity to visit us, meet the staff, and see our space. Applicants are, therefore, invited to attend an optional open house in January (date TBD), when our current interns and most of our staff will be available to visit with them. As stated on our website, attendance at an open house is for the purpose of providing information to applicants. A personal visit is not necessary for an applicant to be ranked or selected; applicants who have not visited have been ranked highly by our staff and matched successfully with our site.

We also understand that schedules are complicated; if the open house date does not work, applicants may arrange another time to visit. Applicants who do not visit are invited to contact any of the staff with questions, either by e-mail or phone. We want to make sure that applicants have the opportunity to have all their questions answered and to get all the information they need about our program to make their decisions. Our current interns are also a resource for applicants. After the interview applicants receive an e-mail from one of them with an invitation to ask questions. That intern can also put applicants in touch with the other interns if they want to get additional perspectives.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: UNIVERSITY OF: Akron, Denver, Houston, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri-Kansas City, Nevada-Las Vegas, Oklahoma. Chicago School of Professional Psychology, George Fox U., George Washington U., Indiana U., Louisiana Tech U., Pacific U., Tennessee State U., Xavier U., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State U., The Wright Institute. Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Preferred
Counseling Psychology Preferred
School Psychology None
APA-Accredited Preferred
CPA-Accredited Preferred
Non-Accredited None
Ph.D Degree Preferred
Psy.D. Degree Preferred
Ed.D. Degree None
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: Appointments at the University of Kansas are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. Background checks will be initiated after Match Day.
Program Description

The mission of the CAPS psychology internship training program is to assist in the development of generalist psychologists. The CAPS philosophy of training is grounded in the practitioner-scholar model. The CAPS internship program emphasizes the practitioner side of that perspective while instilling a scientific attitude in the approach to practice. We believe that the opportunity afforded by our multidisciplinary service agency on the campus of a large university lends itself especially well to the training of generalists who can integrate a number of professional activities influenced by a variety of perspectives. These perspectives are fostered by staff members' backgrounds in psychology, social work, family systems, and psychiatry. Our multidisciplinary staff provides training & intensive supervision in individual & group psychotherapy, supervision, consultation & outreach. Seminars address assessment/evaluation; clinical, multicultural, professional issues; outreach/consultation.

Internship represents the capstone of a new psychologist's formal academic training and his/her induction into the profession.  In keeping with the general mission and philosophy of the training program, it is designed to assist interns in developing scientific and practice skills appropriate to those of a generalist working with adults at the competency of an entry-level psychologist.

 

More specifically, our program has three overarching goals that guide the training we provide.

1)      To train generalist practitioners in the profession of psychology.

To achieve this goal interns are trained to provide direct service in a variety of clinical domains including individual and group therapy, assessment/evaluation, and crisis intervention.

2)      To train psychologists to broaden the scope of their services beyond those provided to clients.

To achieve this goal interns are trained to provide supervision, outreach, psycho-education, consultation, and program evaluation.

3)      To train psychologists to develop and to be guided by their professional identity.

To achieve this goal ethics and professionalism are topics that are introduced during orientation and discussed in many venues throughout the year. Also, staff serve as models and mentors to interns.

 

To facilitate their professional development, interns will be expected to:

1. provide clinical service to adult students (primarily ages 18-35) in the treatment of mild to moderate pathology, and with no session limit imposed; 2. provide assistance with developmental concerns; 3. provide preventive psycho-education to the campus community; 4. contribute to the profession through clinical supervision and mentoring of psychologists-in-training at the practicum level; 5. provide consultation to the campus community; 6. establish a professional identity and working relationships with clients and with other professionals guided by professional ethics, adequate legal awareness and sound professional judgment; 7. demonstrate awareness of, respect for, sensitivity to, and ability to integrate issues of diversity in all areas of functioning; 8. apply a scientific attitude of critical thinking in the conduct of psychological practice; and 9. develop an ability to understand and apply theory and research findings to clinical practice.

 

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: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other: Student Veterans

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Yes
Individual Therapy: Yes
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Yes
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Yes
Crisis Intervention: Yes
Brief Psychotherapy: Yes
Long-term Psychotherapy: Yes
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Yes
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Yes
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Yes
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: Yes
Sexual Disorders: Yes
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Yes
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Yes
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: Yes
Trauma/PTSD: Yes
Sexual Abuse: Yes
Substance Use Disorders: Yes
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Yes
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Yes
Feminist Therapy: Yes
Religion/Spirituality: Yes
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Yes
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Yes
Supervision: Yes
Research:
Administration: Yes
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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 www.caps.ku.edu 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
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Number of Completed Applications: 53 77 38
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 25 43 26
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: 2 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 0 21
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 76 7 54
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 0 2
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: 1 1 0
University Counseling Center: 2 2 1
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: 0 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