Program Information: Student Counseling Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1245
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Iowa State University
Department: Student Counseling Services
Address: 2505 Union Drive, 3rd Floor
Ames, Iowa 50011-2223
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 30 miles north of Des Moines, IA
Phone: 515-294-1314x
Fax: 515-294-5205
Email: wimmer@iastate.edu
Web Address: https://www.counseling.iastate.edu/training/apa-doctoral-internship/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.counseling.iastate.edu/training/apa-doctoral-internship/
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Christian Wimmer
Chief Psychologist: Chris Hanes
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: 08/02/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35568
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Full access to university resources. University holidays throughout the year, professional development time, private offices.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site This internship provides a great balance of individual, group, career, and couples counseling opportunities. You will also be able to do outreaches, eating disorder assessments, triage, crisis appointments, and workshops. Interns are able to specialize some of their training experience here through our special emphasis areas.
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: 11/09/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/15/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

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.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: https://www.counseling.iastate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Current-and-Former-Interns-19-20.pdf
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
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
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

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.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

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: 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:
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

Experience

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

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: https://www.counseling.iastate.edu/training/apa-doctoral-internship/  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
Number of Completed Applications: 89 70 52
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 35 35 32
Total number of interns: 4 4 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 3 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 0 6
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 8 10 95
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 1 1 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 3 3 4 3
University Teaching Faculty: 1 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 1 0 0