Department : Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1272
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of the Pacific
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: Pacific CAPS
Cowell Wellness Center
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton , California 95211
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 90 miles east of San Francisco, 45 miles south of Sacramento
Phone: 209-946-2315x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 01/01/2004
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Pamela Wrona
Chief Psychologist: Kimberlee DeRushia
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 49000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Our interns are non-exempt employees which means their stipend is paid at an hourly rate and they qualify for overtime pay if they work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are expected to work Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm and typically engage in a mixture of direct service, training, and professional experiences each day. Interns also provide outreach to the campus on an as-needed/requested basis and, at times, this outreach takes place on weekends or evenings. Most work activities will be a combination of in-person and virtual, including daily virtual check in meetings with the entire staff across our three campuses.
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: 11/21/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2023-1/12/2023
Interview process description:
  • Applicants will be notified about their interview status with Pacific CAPS via email by or before December 15th, 2022.
  • Interviews are conducted using video-chat (using Zoom).
  • Phase I Interviews will take place the first two weeks of January. For 2023, interviews will occur between January 3rd and January 12th.
  • Interviews typically last 30 to 45 minutes and are semi-structured with space for questions from the applicant at the end of the interview. Interviews are typically conducted by all available members of the training team and one intern.
  • We do not offer in-person interviews in order to provide an equitable experience for all applicants regardless of their SES and/or ability to travel.
  • Applicants are welcome to contact our current interns to ask follow-up questions after their interview and/or to come to campus for a tour. Training team members do not meet with any applicants that come to campus prior to deadline of rank order submission.
How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Argosy University - Orange County, Auburn University, Azusa Pacific University, Biola Universty/Rosemead School of Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) / Alliant University (Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco), Carlow University, Duquesne University, Fuller Theological Seminar, George Fox University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, John F. Kennedy University, Lehigh University, Nova Southeastern University, Pepperdine University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Phillips Graduate Institute, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The Illinois School of Psychology, The Wright Institute, University of Hartford, University of Houston, University of Northern Colorado, University of South Dakota, University of Kansas, Pacific University, Southern Illinois University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 450
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 0
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable):
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not 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


  • We have a distinct emphasis on diversity and inclusion training and supervision that applies directly to working with our diverse selection of students (including but not limited to ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender orientation).
  • We provide dynamic training to prepare you for the multifaceted roles needed for a career in college counseling, and beyond.
  • We have a strong focus on consultation and outreach skills and provide numerous opportunities to work with students, parents, faculty, and campus and community partners.
  • We provide a supportive, open, and understanding work environment, and have a true open door policy (even virtually!) where our staff are available for our doctoral trainees throughout each day. We emphasize the ethical importance of developing a self-care routine that increases your resiliency and helps you to succeed in this field.


  • We aim to prepare you to become a competent, versatile, and culturally aware Health Service Psychologist who engages in and helps others attain lasting achievement and responsible leadership in careers and community.


  • We infuse culture and diversity into all aspects of our program (e.g., seminars, meetings, and specific spaces for conversations around DEI topics).
  • We strive to provide experiences that allow for interpersonal depth and enhanced clinical ability within a culturally-aware humanistic framework. We are committed to promoting excellence and competence in the development and refinement of psychological skill levels.
  • We operate under the principle that early career professionals need to develop a strong professional identity within their own discipline and an ability to work collaboratively with other mental healthcare professionals. We believe that this development happens through experience, supervision, and mentoring. We will help you demonstrate self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, cultural awareness, and professional deportment with increasing levels of responsibility over the course of the year as these skills will provide a strong foundation for independence in the practice of Health Service Psychology.
  • Each of our licensed staff members provide a different set of skills, training, and experiences. Our supervisors use a developmental model of supervision that embraces a humanistic underpinning with a multicultural focus.
  • We provide you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and skill base through exposure to a variety of theoretical perspectives and intervention approaches. Doctoral interns are given the opportunity to assess, diagnose, and provide treatment for a wide range of presenting concerns--from expected developmental and situational issues to significant psychopathology and characterological concerns.
  • We have a thriving group psychotherapy program. You will have the opportunity to co-facilitate with an experienced group therapist a process group or one of our support groups with undergraduate, graduate, and professional students across all three campuses (virtually and in-person).
  • We offer opportunities to provide brief and long-term individual therapy utilizing a stepped care model, and engage in assessment through utilizing the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS) each session and learning about and utilizing ADHD assessments. Additionally, there are opportunities for couples counseling on an as requested basis.
  • We train interns on how to conduct an informal needs assessment leading to development and implementation of outreach in a variety of formats (e.g., handouts, videos, in-person presentations, and tabling) across the university campus (first semester) and in the community (second semester).
  • We are a very active unit within the larger Division of Student Life, and maintain strong collaborative relationships with our partners throughout the university.
  • In keeping with APA Standards of Accreditation, we expect interns of the Pacific Internship Training Program to respond professionally in increasingly complex situations, with a greater degree of independence on the nine profession-wide competencies determined through the APA Standards of Accreditation.

Click here to see more information about our Doctoral Psychology Internship program and to learn more about our department.

For a copy of the most recent Training Manual, please email Dr. Pam Wrona at

Questions related to the program's accreditation status should be directed to the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation (email: or phone: 202.336.5979).

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
Homelessness: Yes
Other: University College Students from Diverse SES/Backgrounds

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Working with diverse populations


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty:

Mindfulness-Based Interventions

Trauma-Informed Care Group Supervision

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 132 46 54 50 54
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 47 24 27 28 28
Total number of interns: 3.5 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 2 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 1 3 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 2 3 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 1 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 7 50 44 40
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0 1 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 3 0 1 3 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 3 0 3 2 2
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 2 1 0 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0