Program Information: Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1166
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Stanford University
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: 866 Campus Drive
Stanford, California 94305-8580
Country: United States
Metro Area: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Distance from Major City: 30 miles south of San Francisco, CA
Phone: 650-723-3785
Fax: 650-725-2887
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Mary Mendoza-Newman
Chief Psychologist: Mary Mendoza-Newman
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 08/15/2022
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: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): $2000 stipend for the purchase of healthcare plan. $250 educational stipend.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site An intern's day varies daily/weekly/quarterly. Typically the day begins with 30 minutes of administrative time to start the day and all training occurs in the mornings. Interns may see up to 5 students in a day. Each intern is scheduled weekly for one afternoon (4.5 hour shift) to manage on-call by phone or in person. Each intern takes a 30 minute lunch and may have 30 minutes at the end of the day for notes or other administration before leaving by 5P unless they are providing after hours outreach programming at a community center or other outreach event . A typical weekly sample schedule is available on the website *The training plan for spring/summer 2020 was amended as a result of COVID to prioritize intern safety and well-being and to maintain a robust training plan ensuring interns meet expected competencies, gain valuable experience, and the ongoing development of their professional identity. Psychology interns are providing teletherapy and engaged in telesupervision and teleseminars. The Training Committee will continue to monitor the changes due to the pandemic and continue to make necessary amendments to the training plan.
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/29/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/06/2021
Interview process description:

Applicants are invited to interview by email. We typically begin interviews in early - mid December and interview for approximately two weeks.  We generally offer 30-35 interviews. Applicants are invited to interview by Zoom or phone and interviews typically last about 60 minutes.  We do not offer in person interviews. The structured interviews are conducted by 2-3 members of the training committee. During the interview, applicants are asked to respond to general questions related to their prior experience, training, diversity and social justice, crisis intervention, and brief therapy. In addition, applicants are asked to respond to a series of questions following two vignettes.  Applicants are provided with approximately 10 -15 minutes for questions. Applicants invited to interview are also invited to a virtual open house in January to meet the multidisciplinary staff and current trainees to learn more about the internship program.  Thereafter, applicants are also encouraged to continue to contact current interns and former interns (the Training Director may be able to put you in contact with former interns) to inquire about their experience and to gain helpful information that may facilitate the selection decision making process.  Please note that the open house is not required nor is it part of the interview process and is only for applicants we have invited to interview.  Open House will be offered on Friday, January 7, 2022 from 12 - 2 PST. We cannot accommodate requests for on-site visits. Please inform us of any ADA accommodations you may need to support your interview with us. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: We match with a range of doctoral students from both counseling/clinical/combined programs and from both Ph.D. and Psy.D. doctoral programs. Below is a list of doctoral programs from a range of interns we've matched with over the last 16 years. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, exclusive, nor predictive of future interns. Chicago School of Professional Psychology, UC Santa Barbara, University of Oregon, PGSP/Stanford Consortium, Alliant University/CSPP - San Francisco Campus, San Diego Campus, Los Angeles Campus, Duquesne University, Lehigh University, University of Denver, The Wright Institute, University of Minnesota, Fuller Theological Seminary, Iowa State University, University of Indianapolis, George Washington University, Arizona State University, Utah State University, Auburn University
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: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-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

CAPS has a committment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. CAPS resolutely believes that #BlackLivesMatter* and that racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, xenophobia, ableism and other systems of oppression are a threat to public health. Our guiding principles include cultural humility and solidarity with marginalized community members at an individual level—and striving toward equity, liberation and justice at a systemic level.

The Psychology Internship Training Program at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Stanford University offers its Interns opportunities for professional development as a health service psychologist in a variety of areas specific to college mental health.  Our site is especially designed to train entry level professionals who are interested in pursuing university counseling as their career focus. Likewise, given the range of opportunities at CAPS, by the end of the training year, Interns are well prepared to work in a number of different settings (VA, hospital, community health, private practice).

The goal over the course of the year is for Interns to achieve the Profession Wide Competencies to practice and operate as independent professional and ethical psychologists. In order to accomplish this goal, the training program provides experiential and didactic learning to Interns with the support of supervision and mentorship.  We also offer 3 clinical rotations in Eating Disorders, AOD/Motivational Learning and Gender/Sexual Identity, designed to prepare Interns to gain competence in the assessment and brief treatment of eating disorders and substance use/abuse with the support of a multidisciplinary team and competence with providing clinical services to the spectrum of gender identities and sexual orientation.  Interns achieve intermediate to advanced levels of competency with conducting intakes and clinical assessment, providing crisis intervention through on-call services, work with individuals using brief therapy models providing services to the diverse Stanford community through structured workshops, outreach programming and consultation. Interns provide therapy using a brief model and Interns are provided opportunities to develop their theoretical orientation and clinical competence with supervisors and through being part of a multidisciplinary team in addressing the mental health needs of students.  

Additionally, the development of the interns’ professional identity is nurtured through group supervision, didactic seminars, clinical rotations and building relationships with the large, multidisciplinary staff that is committed to training and mentorship. The multidisciplinary staff at CAPS values diversity, social justice, and inclusion, and actively contributes to foster professional respect and cohesiveness within CAPS staff and across disciplines. 

For more information please visit our website or contact the Training Director or current interns. 


Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Low income: Yes

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: 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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Eating Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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
Number of Completed Applications: 134 127 109 128 128
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 30 33 35 30
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 1 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 2 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 2 2 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 1 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
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 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 3 2 3 3
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 1 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 1 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 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: 2 3 2 2 2
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 0 0 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 1 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0