Site Name: Southern Illinois University
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
CAPS conducts individual Zoom interviews in late December and early January. Intern applicants will be contacted by December 15 to inform them if they will be offered an interview. If an applicant is offered an interview, an interview time will be scheduled and the applicant will be provided additional information about what to expect for the interview. Internship interviews are one hour with 3-4 CAPS staff and a current intern asking questions for 45 minutes and 15 minutes for the internship applicant to ask any questions they may have of our internship training program.
The practitioner-scholar model was used in designing our curriculum and training experience. Interns engage in all the activities of a licensed psychologist employed in a university counseling center setting, but to a lesser extent. The program has nine competency areas which align with the profession-wide competencies endorsed by the American Psychological Association : Research, Ethical and Legal Standards, Individual and Cultural Diversity, Professional Values and Attitudes, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Assessment, Intervention, Supervision, and Consultation and Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Skills. Interns spend approximately twenty percent of their time in supervision and training as a means to support the learning process. The program has training seminars in Supervision, Assessment, Community Intervention, Individual and Cultural Diversity, and Clinical and Professional Issues. Interns meet for three hours per week for individual supervision to support their individual therapy work. No single theoretical orientation characterizes us; we are open to a variety of approaches/treatment modalities. Our staff is experienced in both brief and long-term therapy, and we strive to model integrative eclecticism and the application of the practitioner-scholar model to a practice setting. Interns are able to see up to 33% of their clinical caseload in long-term therapy (over 12 sessions). Interns declare an area of concentration during each semester. Areas of concentration can be in any of the following areas: Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program, Eating Disorder Outpatient Program (EDOP), Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD), and Interdisciplinary Health Care.
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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.