Program Information: Colorado State University - CSU Health Network

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1177
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Colorado State University
Department: CSU Health Network
Address: 151 W. Lake St.
Campus Delivery 8031
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-8031
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 50 miles north of Denver, CO
Phone: 970-491-6053
Fax: 970-491-2382
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: Aki Hosoi
Chief Psychologist: Adam Sargent
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
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: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30600
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns divide their time between clinical work, receiving and providing supervision, attending seminars, and administrative work. Clinical work includes therapy with individual clients, facilitation of groups, and on-call shifts during office hours (no after-hour on call is required). Up to eight hours per week are dedicated to training/clinical work focused on a specific population or clinical area of interest.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: 11/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 12/19/23 to 1/13/24
Interview process description:

Zoom or phone interviews will be conducted in late December and January. Applicants will be notified about their interview status via email on or before December 15. Interviews will generally include one senior staff member and one current doctoral psychology intern, and last about 50 minutes. Applicants also will schedule a follow-up 20 min Zoom interview with the Training Director. We plan to offer a virtual open house in January (date TBD). Although this open house is optional to attend, past applicants have stated that attendance has been very helpful in better understanding the culture and training of this site. Applicants are encouraged to attend for the full day of the open house if scheduling allows; there are different scheduled presentations on that day so attending only part of the day will result in missing out on meeting some staff or receiving some information about the site.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Oregon, University of Houston, University of Minnesota, University of Iowa, University of Texas (Austin), Iowa State University, Pacific University, Lehigh University, University of Denver, University of Buffalo, University of Northern Colorado, University of Utah, Indiana University, University of Florida, Oklahoma State University, Texas Women's University, University of Toledo, Colorado State University, Palo Alto University, Ball State University, University of Alaska, Auburn University, University of North Texas, University of North Carolina (Charlotte), University of Missouri, West Virginia 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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 0
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 500
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 Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not 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 Colorado State University Health Network is an integrated mental health and medical service serving both undergraduate and graduate students within a large land-grant university. The training of clinically-competent, ethical, self-aware, and culturally sensitive psychologists is central to our mission. The training program is based on a practitioner-scholar model, which values learning both from direct experience and the scientific literature. A developmental focus is reflected in graduated training experiences and expectations. As trainees gain experience, expectations for more advanced professional skills, greater self-awareness, and autonomous functioning increase. In addition to individual and group supervision, interns participate in seven seminars (Diversity, Group, Supervision of Supervision, Outreach, Assessment, Research, and Professional Issues). All interns receive a solid base of training in individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, supervision skills, assessment, outreach and prevention, and diversity issues. Opportunities exist for interns to individualize their training with rotations with one of our specialty counseling teams: 1) training focused on treatment related to the use/abuse of alcohol and other drugs (DAY Programs), 2) training with our DBT-informed post-hospitalization program (iTEAM), 3) trauma rotation, 4) eating disorders rotation. Alternatively, interns may elect to work with an individual staff member in one of several specific areas of interest and expertise (possible Special Interest Areas include eating disorders, assessment, transgender students, group, and supervision). A fairly unique aspect of the internship is the close collaboration with medical, social work, and other professions afforded by this integrated site. Presenting issues of clients range from the expected developmental concerns of college-aged students to severe mental health diagnoses, including psychoses and personality disorders. Staff come from an array of theoretical orientations. Close working relationships have been developed with the various Student Diversity Programs and Services offices on campus, as well as with other university offices and departments.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: 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:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: interdisciplinary team approach to treatment


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

The percentages listed above are approximate and depend on what the intern selects as a rotation/special interest area in each semester. Interns can expect to complete an 8-hour/week rotation with either our on-call counseling team or our i-TEAM (DBT-informed post-hospitalization program) in order to get some crisis training and experience in one semester. They also will spend two hours per week supervising a practicum student and two hours per week co-facilitating an interpersonal process group throughout both the fall and spring semesters. Interns can elect to participate in a group or supervision special interest area that would provide additional opportunities to gain experience with group facilitation or practicum student supervision. Interns also can elect to do an 8-hour/week rotation focused on treatment of substance use disorders, trauma, or eating disorders. Alternatively, students can complete a Special Interest Area with a clinical population of interest, increasing experience with certain populations. Please see our website for additional details. 

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: 87 79 98 70 113 90
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 40 41 40 40 45 44
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 4 2 4 3 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 2 0 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 2 2 0 1 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 2 2 4 3 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 0 1 0 5 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 8 11 5 11 14 6
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 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 4 2 4 3
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: 1 1 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 0 1 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 1
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0