Program Information: Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1223
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Florida State University
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: Askew Student Life Center.
942 Learning Way
Suite 250
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4175
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 850-644-8255
Fax: 850-644-3150
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: Susan Recinella
Chief Psychologist: Carlos J Gomez
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 14
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: 35000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 9 state holidays;10 days combined personal/sick leave;5 days professional/dissertation leave; conference money available; private office and computer; paid membership in Florida Psychological Association; access to university libraries
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Trainings and supervision (individual, group, individual supervision of supervision, and professional development) often occur in the mornings. Afternoons include seeing individuals, couples, groups, and outreach. Assessments are done throughout the year. Interns are part of a walk in/crisis team one day a week.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
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
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 12/16/2023
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified of interview status by December 15 via email.  Applicants will have a Zoom interview in late December or early January. Candidates must be able to pass a background check which will be conducted after the Match.  Our website includes several links to learn more about our counseling center, university, and city to help all applicants gain a strong sense of what it would be like to spend a year with us. Please consider applying even if you have not met our minimum criteria as we will be considering the impact COVID-19 has had on this year's applicants' ability to accrue hours, etc.

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 visit our webpage to see more information on any of our past interns who have come from all regions of the country.
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 0
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
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 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:
Program Description

The internship program is based in a public university with a diverse student population of 43,000. Facilities, including offices, computers and the building, are superb.  We have recenly expanded our center to include new office space and a large welcoming lobby.The Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology at the Florida State University Counseling Center has the Aim of supporting interns in their professional growth and in gaining solid skills in the Profession Wide Competencies through an atmosphere which emphasizes a mentor-apprentice approach and continuous learning.  This training program is characterized by close, collegial interactions between interns and supervisors and a developmental approach that provides for increasing autonomy over the course of the internship. Individual and group therapy is emphasized, along with a mentored experience in couples therapy. Consultation, outreach and supervision are other components of the training. The supervisory staff have varied orientations including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, object-relations, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, gestalt, and existential-humanistic. The CAPS staff is diverse and multi-disciplinary with a variety of interests and areas of expertise including: group therapy, treatment of anxiety and depression, personality disorders,trauma, eating disorders, gay-lesbian-transgendered issues, men's and women's issues, multi-cultural therapy, group therapy, anger and stress management, crisis intervention, consultation, and outreach. Two hours of weekly individual supervision with your primary supervisor and two weekly sessions of Group supervision. One hour of Group Supervision of individual sessions and discussion of Professional Development topics with the Training Director; and one hour of Supervision of Group Work with the Coordinator of the Group Program . There are also weekly seminars on topics of clinical interest. In addition, there are weekly specialty seminars including the topics of Assessment, Diversity, Supervision, Group Therapy, and Research. Interns gain administrative experience through participation in CAPS committees. Professional development is encouraged through financial support and leave for attendance at conferences, licensure education, paid membership in the Florida Psychological Association.  Consultation experience is provided using a mentorship approach with current liaisons.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Low income:

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
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
Number of Completed Applications: 60 45 52 49 53 58
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 38 32 34 34 32 35
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: 2 1 0 0 1 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3 4 4 3 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 2 4 4 3 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 2 0 0 1 3
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 1 0 5 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 41 38 25 46 25 18
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: 0 1 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 3 4 0 4 4
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: 3 3 4 4 3 4
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 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 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0