Site Name: Northwestern University
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Northwestern University's CAPS is committed to making the interview process as equitable for candidates as possible. Therefore, only videoconference interviews are offered. Approximately 30 candidates are contacted in mid to late December, and interviews are scheduled throughout January. Detailed instructions are given to candidates in December to help them prepare for the interview, which lasts for about 50 minutes and includes a brief case presentation, several questions from CAPS staff, and the opportunity to ask our staff questions. We plan for three CAPS staff members to be present during interviews. Candidates will also be given information about how they can interact with current interns at CAPS. Those candidates who wish to visit CAPS should contact the Training Director well in advance, because early January is also a clinicallly busy period at our site. Visiting CAPS in person can provide helpful information for candidates, but candidates who visit are not considered more favorably.
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 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 Northwestern University's policies in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
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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.