Department : Center for Counseling and Student Development

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1196
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Delaware
Department: Center for Counseling and Student Development
Address: 280 The Green - Warner Hall
Center for Counseling and Student Development
Newark, Delaware 19716-6501
Country: United States
Metro Area: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Distance from Major City: 30 miles from Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 302-831-2141x
Fax: 302-831-2148
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: Katie Bekkeli
Chief Psychologist: Cynthia Diefenbeck
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/15/2024
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: 38000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Yearly professional development funding (to attend conferences, attend trainings, etc.).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Each day varies! A combination of the following: training seminars, individual therapy, group therapy, staff meeting, case consultation, outreach presentations to various populations, consultation with students/faculty/staff. It's hard work and we are very committed to and passionate about what we do. We also like to smile/laugh when possible and connect with each other in doing our work. We're also actively working to recruit externs for the 2024-2025 training year and plan to integrate a supervision component for interns at that time!
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: 11/01/2023 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: 01/08/2024, 01/09/2024, 01/10/2024, 01/16/2024, 01/17/2024, 01/18/2024
Interview process description:

While we previously offered primarily in person interviews, we will offer only online interviews going forward.  We believe that online interviewing will provide a more equitable process while providing a great chance to get to know one another. The interview day is likely to last about four hours and we are looking to interview people in either the morning or afternoons.  We are expecting to use the second two weeks in January for interview days, but this timing may evolve.  

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Recent sites include: University of Florida, Loyola University - Maryland, Lehigh University, University of Maryland College Park, University of Minnesota, LaSalle University, University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Missouri - Kansas City, West Virginia University, SUNY - Albany, SUNY - Buffalo, Antioch University, William James College, Purdue University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Kansas, Arizona State University, University of California - Santa Barbara, Brigham Young University, University of Hartford, University of Tennessee, Chestnut Hill College, University of Arizona, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, American University, Carlow 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: No
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): 500
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):
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree 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: background check by university if matched at UD
Program Description

The doctoral internship in health service psychology offered by the Center for Counseling and Student Development at the University of Delaware is designed to provide supervised experience in individual and group counseling, consultation, student development programs and supervision. The staff has a deep commitment to training and supervision and see the internship as a critical year in refinement of clinical skills and development of professional identity as a psychologist.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: Experience (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Experience (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Exposure (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Exposure (1% to 20%)
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: Experience (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
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: Experience (21% to 30%)
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: Experience (21% to 30%)
Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
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: 92 91 84 80 0 70 56
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 32 32 32 32 0 0 19
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 0 0 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 0 0 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 2 3 3 0 0 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 1 1 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 1 2 1 1 0 0 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 2 3 3 0 0 2
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 3 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 30 27 9 25 N/A N/A 33
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching: 0
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
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