Program Information: Florida State University Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Consulting Center (formerly Louise R. Goldhagen)

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1224
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Florida State University
Department: Florida State University Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Consulting Center (formerly Louise R. Goldhagen)
Address: Florida State University
2139 Maryland Circle
Suite 1200
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Located in Tallahassee, FL
Phone: 850-644-9916x
Fax: 850-644-6591
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • School District
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Lauren Hutto
Chief Psychologist: Beverly Atkeson
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
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: 20000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0.00
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns are allotted 10 days of annual leave to be used for vacation, travel for dissertation defense and/or travel for post-doctoral and job interviews. Interns are also entitled to all University holidays and the University winter break that typically spans between 12/24 and 1/2.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Activities vary from day-to-day and run with the public school calendar. Between the months of August and May/June, interns spend one day per week at the MDC receiving supervision and didactic training; three days per week in schools providing counseling, consultation, and/or evaluation services; and one day per week at the MDC conducting specialized assessments. During the summer months (June-July) interns are primarily at the MDC providing a combination of evaluation and intervention services, including two evenings per week providing group therapy. Please note: due to COVID-19 some modifications to our training program were made for the 2020-21 training year; most of these adjustments have been removed per new CDC guidelines and corresponding policies at FSU. However, interns should be advised that we will continue to follow local, state, and federal guidelines regarding client and clinician safety protocols and will make only necessary adjustments to the training program to be in compliance. Supervision and didactic training may occasionally occur using Zoom, with the bulk of these activities occurring face-to-face.
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: 11/28/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/11/2022
Interview process description:

Applicants under consideration for ranking will be offered a virtual (Zoom) interview. At this time we intend to offer whole group orientations on three separate dates, with individual interviews scheduled with the entire staff on the same day that applicants attend the whole-group session. A virtual tour will be given as part of the whole group orientation/overview. At least two intern virtual "meet and greet" sessions will be held as optional activities for applicants. Applicants will be emailed an invitation to interview, along with an outline of what to expect the interview day. Applicants will sign up for interview slots via an online site, whose link will be shared after the invitation to interview has been received. The tentative time frame for completing virtual interviews includes 1/11/2022 through 1/13/2022 (dates subject to change as per adding more options), with options for other dates should an applicant be unable to accommodate this schedule.

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Suffolk University University of Alabama Duquesne University University of Washington University of North Dakota Georgia State University Florida State University Louisiana State University Oklahoma State University Illinois State University University of Kentucky University of South Carolina University of Memphis Ball State University Michigan State University Temple University University of North Colorado Texas A&M University University of Connecticut University of Rhode Island University of Central Arkansas University of North Carolina University of Minnesota University of Florida University of Oregon
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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: Yes
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: Yes, by start of internship
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 300
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology 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 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: Level II background screening
Program Description

The MDC Doctoral Psychology Internship Program is a university-based 2,000 hour per year program which emphasizes training in school-based assessment and consultative services, as well as school-based mental health services. Training in school and clinic-based therapeutic intervention with children and youth, clinic-based assessment of specialized child populations (i.e., Autism, ADHD, etc.), and supervision of practicum level graduate students is also provided. Between the months of August and May, interns are placed in a school setting three days per week. The MDC offers four internship positions each year for students from APA approved graduate programs in psychology.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Older Adults:
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy:
Long-term Psychotherapy:
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%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders:
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

School-based intervention and consultation (academic and/or behavioral)

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: 46 43 86 41 54
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 37 35 51 37 32
Total number of interns: 6 6 4 5 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 4 5 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 6 6 4 5 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 5 5 4 5 4
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 0 4 2 0
Community Mental Health Center: 1 1 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 1 0 1 1 0
General Hospital: 1 0 1 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 2 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 1 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 1 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 2 1 0 1 2
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 1 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 0 1 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 0 1 1
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 1 0 0 0 0