Program Information: Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1201
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Miami
Department: Counseling Center
Address: Counseling Center
University of Miami
1307 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Distance from Major City: Approximately 8 miles south of downtown Miami
Phone: 305-284-5511
Fax: 305-284-5340
Email: erappaport@miami.edu
Web Address: http://www.miami.edu/counseling-center
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.miami.edu/counseling-center
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Edward Rappaport PhD., ABPP
Chief Psychologist: Rene Monteagudo Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 11
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/10/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 10 vacation; 2 floating holidays, 10 days sick leave, university holidays; library privileges; eligibility for wellness and recreation center; option to purchase health insurance
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Please see page 10 of the Internship Brochure located on our website.
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: 11/05/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/14/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants selected for interviews are typically notified by phone.  Those not selected for an interview are notified by email.  Due to the COVID pandemic, this year all interviews are being conducted via Zoom. The Interviews are are unstructured and usually include half-hour individual meetings with the training director, one or two staff members, and an intern.  Interviews typically take place in mid-December and early January.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Please see our internship brochure located on our website for a complete list of programs from which interns have matched.
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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 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 and drug screening post-match.
Program Description

The University of Miami Counseling Center internship program utilizes a General Practitioner Training Model in providing a closely supervised training experience in intervention, assessment, and outreach/consultation within the context of working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and lifestyles. It is our aim that interns who successfully complete the program will have developed the fundamental skills and knowledge to launch professional careers as health service psychologists in a wide array of clinical settings, not limited to a university counseling center. Efforts are made with interns to individualize their training activities in view of their specialty areas and past experience. The availability of summer external rotations in several diverse clinical areas and the involvement in our program of clinical practitioners from the South Florida community facilitate a well-rounded training experience. In addition to individual supervision, the program offers eight ongoing seminars/case conferences during the fall and spring semesters. The theoretical orientation of the training staff can be described as eclectic. Since the program adheres to a General Practitioner Training Model, previous counseling center experience is not required and students from both clinical and counseling programs are encouraged to apply. 

In adherence to the profession wide competencies for doctoral Interns in health service psychology established by the American Psychological Association, our internship program facilitates achievement of competencies in the following domains: intervention, assessment, individual and cultural diversity, supervision, consultation and interprofessional / interdisciplinary skills, ethical and legal standards, professional values and attitudes, communication and interpersonal skills and research.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults:
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural:
Urban:
Low income:
Homelessness:
Other: external rotation --see description above

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: external rotation -- see description below

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

External Rotation--Interns are encouraged, but not required, to consider an external rotation of up to 200 hours during the summer semester at a clinical placement outside of the Counseling Center. The external rotation can provide interns with a broarder training experience by exposing them to clinical populations, treatment modalities and settings not available at the Counseling Center. While there are no guarantees regarding a specific placement, the rotation is arranged based upon the intern's interests and training needs.

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: www.miami.edu/counseling-center  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: 81 70 81 86 112
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 35 35 35 29 36
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: 3 3 2 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 1 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1 2 1 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 2 1 2 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 3 2 4 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 18 39 22 21 5
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: 3 1 0 0 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: 0 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: 0 2 2 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 2 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 1
Independent Practice: 3 0 0 0 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 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