Program Information: Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1274
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Northwestern University
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: 633 Emerson Street
Evanston, Illinois 60208-4000
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: 14 miles north of downtown Chicago, IL
Phone: 847-491-2151
Fax:
Email: steven.andrews@northwestern.edu
Web Address: http://www.northwestern.edu/counseling/professional-training/welcome-from-caps-training-director/index.html
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.northwestern.edu/counseling/professional-training/apa-accredited-doctoral-internship-in-health-service-psychology/index.html
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: Steven Andrews
Chief Psychologist: Garrett Gilmer
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 11
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/1/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35570
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns choose from benefit options and pay the appropriate premiums.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The official work day at CAPS begins at 8:30am and ends at 5pm, with one hour lunchtime. Interns may occasionally spend up to 1-2 hours after 5pm to complete notes and reports, and to communicate with clients or third-parties. Each intern is on call for after hours about one week (nonconsecutive weekdays and/or weekend days) over a period of 12-14 weeks, acting as a consultant for counselors at an external contracted agency that takes crisis calls from Northwestern students. Interns may conduct or observe evening outreach programs or consultation, but these usually happen no more than a few times a quarter. Our internship continues to operate in accordance with CAPS's and the university's policies in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, and at this time we are gradually resuming full-time in-office and in-person services for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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: 11/05/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Northwestern University's CAPS is committed to making the internship application and interviewing as equitable to all applicants as possible, therefore only videoconference interviews are offered. Approximately 30 candidates are contacted in mid- to late-December (see the interview notification date above), and each makes an appointment for an interview in January. Detailed instructions are given in December to facilitate candidates' preparation for the interviews, including a brief case presentation.  Each interview is a 50- to 55-minute conversation with three interviewers: the Training Director, one senior staff, and one Postdoctoral Fellow. Candidates who wish to visit CAPS should contact the Training Director well in advance, because early January is also a clinicallly busy period. Visiting the center can provide helpful information for the candidates' consideration, but the candidate is not considered more favorably because of it.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology.
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: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 350
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
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 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: Crisis experience is required. Stats for AAPI's Total Completed Doctoral Intervention/Assessment Hours (by Nov 1) reflect both Masters and Doctoral Hours of former interns.
Program Description

The Doctoral Internship at NU CAPS fosters interns’ professional competencies through their experience as providers of essential services in a college mental-health setting, with clinical supervision and didactic training by experienced professionals. NU CAPS clients are undergraduate and graduate students who present with a wide variety of clinical concerns.  Their cultural identities and backgrounds are considered alongside social and historical realities in our understanding of their psychological health and formulation of treatment plan.  With a developmental view of interns’ growth, clinical supervisors value interns’ identities as emerging professionals and evolving cultural beings.  In their service of students, interns collaborate with other mental-health clinicians, psychiatrists, medical staff, and various university partners.  NU CAPS is a busy, dynamic, and well-coordinated working environment that calls for all of its clinicians to have a comprehensive range of competencies while holding the responsibility of self-care and professional growth; our supervision, mentorship, and vigorous training curriculum support and challenge our Doctoral Interns to thrive in this environment.  Our internship continues to operate in accordance with CAPS's and the university's policies in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, and at this time we are gradually resuming full-time in-office and in-person services for the 2021-2022 academic year.  

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research:
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: http://www.northwestern.edu/counseling/professional-training/welcome-from-caps-training-director/index.html  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: 93 106 85 66 107
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 31 30 30 30 30
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 3 2 2 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0 1 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1 1 1 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 2 2 2 3
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 0 0 5 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 8 6 5 7 30
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: 2 2 3 3 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 1
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: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 1 1 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 3 1 1 1 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 1 1 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0