Program Information: Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1297
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Ball State University
Department: Counseling Center
Address: Lucina Hall
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306-0895
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 50 miles NE of Indianapolis
Phone: 765-285-1736x
Fax: 765-285-2081
Email: bmkarns@bsu.edu
Web Address: http://www.bsu.edu/counselingcenter/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.bsu.edu/campuslife/counselingcenter/trainingprograms
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: Brenda Karns
Chief Psychologist: William Betts
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: 08/01/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 24500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time,
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Personal Days (12), Earned Compensatory Time for Outreach and Consultations outside of regular office hours, individual spacious offices with computers and webcams.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Since we are a University Counseling Center, Interns participate in a variety of professional activities, including initial triage/intakes, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach and consultation, supervision of trainees, after hour on-call service, psychological assessment, and administrative time. Intern’s scheduling of activities may vary on a daily basis.
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: 12/04/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/31/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

The Selection Committee will meet the first week of December to review applications and determine the candidates scheduled for interviews. Candidates will be notified by the end of December to schedule video-conferencing interviews. Interviews will be conducted in January. On-site interviews are not available. All interview candidates are asked a standard set of questions and will present a brief example of their clinical work. Time is also provided for applicants to ask questions and interact with staff and a current intern.

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 find our brochure at our website below. https://www.bsu.edu/campuslife/counselingcenter/trainingprograms
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
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 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: Applicants are expected to successfully complete a criminal background check.
Program Description

Our training program at Ball State University recognizes that internship is a critical period of transition and integration in our professional development as psychologists. The philosophy of our training program is developmental and focuses on learning and skill building through experience and understanding. Our training staff is committed to providing an opportunity for interns to learn and work as practitioners using evidence-based practices in an applied setting. This emphasis translates into a model of experiential and didactic processes which facilitate development through supervision and feedback. Our training program is based on the belief that professional and personal development are mutually inclusive processes. The core values at our site include the integration of social justice concepts, multicultural competencies, and the development of an increased awareness of diversities and their intersectionalities. Interns are provided opportunities for training in clinical work, including individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, and the provision of supervision. Additionally, Interns are an integral part of our outreach and consultation program which provides information and training to our campus community. Over the course of the training year, Interns are provided opportunities for assuming increasingly more responsibilities in all areas of their practice. As a training program, we aim to support Interns throughout both their internship placement and as they enter into the profession of psychology.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 : EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Other: Extensive Outreach and Consultation experience

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: www.bsu.edu/counselingcenter/  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
Number of Completed Applications: 66 52 46 41
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 40 35 39 41
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1 1 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 6 4 1 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 12 25 13 61
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 2 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 1 0 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 1 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 1 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 2 0 1 2
University Teaching Faculty: 1 0 0 1
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 2 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0