Program Information: Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1542
Program Type: Internship
Site: University of Pittsburgh
Department: Counseling Center
Address: Wellness Center
119 University Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
Country: United States
Metro Area: Pittsburgh, PA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 412-648-7930
Fax: 412-648-7933
Email: end22@pitt.edu
Web Address: http://www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/cchome
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/cctraining
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since: 1987
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Erin Donnelly
Chief Psychologist: Erin Donnelly
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/06/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Transportation passes
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site An 8:30am - 5:00pm work day will vary with a mix of individual therapy sessions, consultation sessions, urgent/emergent/crisis management, couples/relationship (optional) therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, seminars, supervision hours (received and/or provided) and meetings. All staff and trainees have a protected lunch hour and clinical note hour each day, as well as two hours of supervision preparation per week.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 11/08/2019 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: 11/27/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/16/2019
Interview process description:

Our interview dates begin in mid-December and end in early January. Applicants who are invited to interview for one of our intership positions receive an invitation to call and schedule either an on-site or Skype interview at their convenience. Our on-site interviews occur over a half-day and involve two 1-hour interview sessions with several staff members, and a 1-hour opportunity to ask the Training Director questions about the program. We provide lunch for all on-site applicants. Lunch is a time when our current interns are available to answer questions without senior staff members present. We typically extend approximately 25-30 invitations for interviews.

* Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals are provided upon request.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: 2019-2020 Year: Duquesne University, William James College, Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Intern formerly from Argosy University) 2018-2019 Year: Duquesne University, Eastern Michigan University, Wright University, Alliant University - Fresno 2017-2018 Year: Ohio State University, University of Denver, Duquesne 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: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
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 program provides an developmental practitioner model of training consisting of didactic training and supervised practice. The staff is multidisciplinary and theoretical orientations vary. Interns are prepared for careers in university counseling centers and other venues of direct clinical practice. Areas of practice and training include individual, group, and couples/relationship counseling, intake/clinical assessment, consultation/outreach, crisis intervention, provision of clinical supervision (practicum students), and issues pertinent to professional identity development.

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:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other:

Treatment Modalities

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

Multidisciplinary Teams:

Gender Affirmation Team for Transgender and Gender Non-conforming students

Eating Disorders Treatment Team

Drug and Alcohol Treatmen Team

Trauma Treatment Team

Multicultural Considerations Team

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.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/cchome 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: 62 64 59
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 24 31 29
Total number of interns: 3 4 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 4 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 3 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 4 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 11 9 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 17 34 45
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: 0 1 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 1 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 2 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 1 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: 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 1 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0