Site Name: Iowa State University
Department: Student Counseling Services
Email to all candidates about their status between 12/10/19 - 12/15/19. 12/15/19-1/16/20: a 50-minute Zoom or phone interview with a senior staff member. A 30-minute informational "chat" with a current intern is scheduled for another time. Candidates can contact staff representing specific interests after those interviews. Candidates may arrange on-site visits to the center through the Training Director.
We believe that training future psychologists creates an essential vitality in our agency. Our practitioner-scholar training philosophy emphasizes "learning by doing" while consulting empirical literatures. We offer an interactive process-oriented learning experience coupled with presentations of up-to-date research and theory. The staff utilizes a variety of theoretical approaches and we pride ourselves on being an interdisciplinary team. Woven throughout the training program is an appreciation for the diversity of all people. Interns fulfill the multiple roles of a counseling center psychologist including individual and group therapy, training and supervision, crisis services, assessment, research, and outreach and consultation. Our interns are very successful in obtaining counseling center and faculty positions. We offer a broad range of supervision and training experiences to fit the individual and shared developmental needs of the interns. To meet the shared needs of interns, group training experiences are sequential, cumulative, and graded in complexity. To meet the individual needs of interns, interns are given considerable choice regarding their numerous training opportunities and responsibilities (for example: supervisors, types of groups, outreaches, and choice of special emphasis areas). We believe that the greatest growth is facilitated via reciprocal and ongoing feedback in a supportive climate. Staff strives to provide a collegial atmosphere in which interns are offered many opportunities to provide leadership. As the year progresses, interns may assume increasingly independent roles in service provision. Ultimately, we seek to facilitate skill acquisition and professionalism resulting in persons capable of self-regulated, ethical, and sophisticated work as psychologists.
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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.