Program Information: Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1286
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign
Department: Counseling Center
Address: 610 E. John Street
110 Student Services Building
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Chicago 130 mi, Indianapolis 125 mi, St. Louis 180 mi
Phone: 217-333-3704
Fax:
Email: thu@illinois.edu
Web Address: http://www.counselingcenter.illinois.edu
Brochure Website's Address: http://counselingcenter.illinois.edu/training/doctoral-internship-health-service-psychology
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Tzu-An Hu
Chief Psychologist: Carla McCowan
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 13
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/03/2022
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: 36000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: 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): Funds for Big 10 Counseling Center Conference travel (pending budget approval)
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site In a typical day, doctoral interns may be engaged in training seminars, direct clinical service (individual and group therapy), receiving clinical supervision, and/or planning or delivering outreach events.
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/14/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2022
Interview process description:

Application materials are reviewed in detail by members of the Intern Search Committee. After this review, individual phone interviews are conducted with the highest-rated applicants. (Notification of phone interviews by 12/14/21) Phone interviews will be conducted from January 4-13, 2022. Applicants are welcome to visit to gather information about the internship, but the Intern Search Committee does not require such a visit for the selection process. Current staff and interns are available by email to answer questions as well. An optional, non-evaluative on-site/virtual Open House for ranked applicants is tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 21, 2022.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: SIU-Carbondale, University of Akron, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, The Chicago School, University of Buffalo, Western Michigan University, Palo Alto University, Carlos Albizu University-San Juan Campus, The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at National Louis University, University of Kansas, Roosevelt University in Chicago, University of Memphis
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 250
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 Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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

The training and development of emerging professionals are integral to the mission of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Counseling Center. We strive to support the development of solid clinical and professional skills in working with the university student populations, infuse sensitivity to diversity issues throughout the training program, and allow for an unfolding exploration of identities and how various identities and experiences interplay with professional activities.

We conceptualize interns as emerging professionals in an ongoing process of identity development with the ultimate goal of a clear and articulated identity as a psychologist, also integrating various other dimensions of identity (e.g., gender, culture, race, etc.) We see interns moving through developmental stages and tasks both in a larger lifelong process and in the process contained within the internship year.

Our training objectives are to provide training and experience in planning and delivering high-quality direct clinical services; offering outreach and consultation services; and developing one's professional identity as a knowledgeable, skilled, and ethical psychologist.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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 : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other: Outreach and Prevention Services

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Religion/Spirituality: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: www.counselingcenter.illinois.edu  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: 74 74 59 76 62
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 41 45 45 50 49
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 4 3 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1 4 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 4 3 0 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 4 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 14 33 49 37 48
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 0 0 4
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 0 0 2 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
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 1
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 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 4 3 2 2
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 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 1 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 1 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 1 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0