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 competent 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 conferences, ethics, assessment, and other topics within the field. Other training seminars address supervision, consultation, group, brief therapy/crisis intervention, 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.