Program Information: Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1253
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Southern Illinois University
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: 374 East Grand Ave, Mail Code 4715
Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Services, Room 253
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4715
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 100 miles southeast of St. Louis; 200 miles northwest of Nashville; 215 miles north of Memphis, 230 miles west of Louisville
Phone: 618-453-5371
Fax: 618-453-6151
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: Marquitta Bowman
Chief Psychologist: Rich Scott Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
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: 6
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: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Vision Insurance, Domestic Partner Benefits
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical work day might include providing clinical services (intake, individual, couples, group therapy; walk-in crisis, triage); providing supervision to a practicum student, receiving supervision from clinical supervisor; conducting an outreach/community intervention presentation or workshop; attending a training seminar (clinical and professional issues, assessment, supervision of supervision, etc.), or involvement in an area of concentration. Please visit our website ( for more information on what a typical day of internship might look like.
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: 11/21/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/15/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/09/2023-01/20/2023
Interview process description:

CAPS conducts individual Zoom interviews in 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. 


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 this website to see some of the programs we have matched with in the past 10 years :
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: No
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: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 450
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 0
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 0
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 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: After matching with an intern, hiring is contingent upon a completed background check.
Program Description

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. 

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: 42 81 57 66 53 75
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 29 65 44 55 48 50
Total number of interns: 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 1 4 3 3 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 5 2 3 3 5
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 3 5 5 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 1 3 1 1 1
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 0 0 3 1 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 12 20 46 15 13 13
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: 1 0 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 2 1 0 2 1
Community Mental Health Center: 1 2 0 1 1 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 1 0
Other Medical Center: 0 1 0 0 1 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 1
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: 0 3 4 2 0 3
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 1 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: 1 0 0 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 2 0 1 1 3 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0