Department : Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1160
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of California, Santa Barbara
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: Counseling and Psychological Services
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California 93106-7030
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA
Distance from Major City: 90 miles north of Los Angeles
Phone: 805-893-4411x
Fax: 805-893-5259x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Juan Riker
Chief Psychologist: Brian Olowude
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 23
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/28/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 40000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 14 paid university holidays per year
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Psychological assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, brief assessment/crisis intervention, supervision/training, outreach/consultation. Activities on any given day will vary depending on schedule.
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: 11/06/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: January 2024
Interview process description:

One-hour Zoom audio interviews are conducted in early to mid-January.  Applicants will be notified of their interview status no later than December 15, 2023. The interview team consists of the Training Director, one current intern, and one or two additional staff members (possibly including one postdoc).   

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs: CSPP-LA, CSPP-SF, CSPP-SD, Arizona State Univ., Fordham Univ., Univ. at Albany, Univ. of Montana, PGSP-Stanford Consortium, Univ. of Oklahoma, Univ. of Oregon, Rutgers Univ., Univ. of Utah, VA Commonwealth Univ., The Wright Institute, Wright State, Adler, Yeshiva, Argosy-Chicago, Miami Univ., The New School, Loyola-Chicago, The Chicago School-Chicago, Pepperdine University, University of Florida, University of North Texas, Purdue University, Spalding University, Loma Linda Univ., Univ. of Denver, TN State Univ., Iowa State Univ., UCLA, Palo Alto Univ., Fuller Theological Seminary
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 (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
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 at Counseling and Psychological Services is designed to facilitate a comprehensive training experience spanning the full range of university counseling center and health service psychology activities. The opportunity is provided for interns to demonstrate that they have met the nine profession-wide competencies defined by the APA (research, ethical and legal standards, individual and cultural diversity, professional values, attitudes, and behaviors, communication and interpersonal skills, assessment, intervention, supervision, and consultation, and interprofessinal/interdisciplinary skills). Training activities include individual and group therapy, psychological assessment, brief assessment/crisis intervention, outreach and consultation, and the clinical supervision of practicum students. We seek applicants who desire intensive training in these areas. As we serve a highly diverse student population, and an important part of our overall aim is to prepare multiculturally responsive psychologists, we seek candidates who demonstrate a solid foundation of self-awareness and a commitment to multicultural competence.

An ongoing training seminar for interns incorporates case conference, ethics, assessment, and other topics within the field. Other training seminars address supervision, consultation, group, triage, and multicultural issues. In addition, interns participate with other staff members in organizational meetings and professional development activities.

Note - due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as of July 2022 most training activities are still being conducted via telehealth (Zoom/telephone). Staff members, including interns, are on a hybrid schedule of in-office and remote work from home.



Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Other: Mandarin speaking

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)


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

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 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 88 135 111 81 126 101 128
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 32 37 34 33 35 35 35
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 2 3 3 3 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 1 0 0 0 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 1 2 0 2 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 2 1 3 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 7 5 0 0 2 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 6 23 18 48 5 17 19
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 1
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 2
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0