Program Information: Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1123
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of California, Irvine
Department: Counseling Center
Address: 203 Student Services I
Irvine, California 92697-2200
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 60 miles south of Los Angeles
Phone: 949-824-6457x
Fax: 949-824-6586
Email: chunchuc@uci.edu
Web Address: http://www.counseling.uci.edu
Brochure Website's Address: https://counseling.uci.edu/training/doctoral.html
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Chun-Chung Choi
Chief Psychologist: Frances Diaz
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 25
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
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: 36300
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): University library access and recreational facilities.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are involved in a range of activities and each day can look different depending upon the focus of the day. Typical activities include clinical services, training seminars and other training activities, outreach services, teaching, staff meetings, and administrative tasks such as accurate and timely record keeping and case notes.
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: 11/14/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

12/04/2020
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Phone/Video Conferencing interview only; applicants will be notified by email or phone call; informal site visits can be arranged if time permits.

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
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 450
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
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree
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 primary focus of the internship program is to train interns to become professional psychologists who can competently provide a full range of professional activities with diverse populations. The Counseling Center provides a broad range of counseling and mental health services to the university community, including individual, couples and group counseling, crisis intervention, assessment, and consultation to faculty and staff through in-person and/or tele-communication means. The Center works in active collaboration with other units on campus, and is strongly committed to outreach and consultation to the university community. Interns are actively involved with outreach activities and also may have an opportunity to co-teach select academic courses with professional staff members. Interns are involved in the full range of Center activities, and work closely with the senior staff in mentoring relationships. Training is based on a Practitioner-Scholar model which emphasizes the practice of psychology in a contemporary Counseling Center setting. The UC Irvine program has a longstanding commitment to diversity issues and to valuing the importance of cultural and individual differences among our staff and interns. Our staff is diverse in terms of ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender, age, and ability. We have been fortunate to recruit a highly diverse group of outstanding interns over the years. In addition, UC Irvine has an extremely diverse student body, providing interns with the opportunity to gain specialized training and experience in multicultural counseling. 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
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: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other: Mandarin-speaking

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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:
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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: www.counseling.uci.edu  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
Number of Completed Applications: 100 132 97 105 133
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 30 31 30 34
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 4 3 2 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 1 2 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1 3 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 3 1 2 3
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 2 0 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 8 8 52 9
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 4 4 3 3 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 1 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 1 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 3 2 1 1 3
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 1 2 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 1 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0