Program Information: University of Notre Dame - University Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1299
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Notre Dame
Department: University Counseling Center
Address: Saint Liam Hall
P.O. Box 709
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556-5693
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 90 miles southeast of Chicago
Phone: 574-631-7336x
Fax: 574-631-5643
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Maureen Lafferty Ed.D., HSPP
Chief Psychologist: Christine Conway
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 45000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 000000
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): University holidays; on-site wellness center; employee assistance plan; access to athletic facilities/tickets; bookstore/performing arts and athletic ticket discounts
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns provide services within a stepped care model including drop-in assessment/triage, individual therapy, group therapy, psycho-educational workshops and crisis intervention. Interns also provide outreach and consultation services to the campus community and provide supervision to master's level clinicians in training. Finally, interns participate in training activities including individual and group supervision, training seminars, case conference, and professional development in a University Counseling Center. Most services are provided between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. with occasional evening activities including group therapy and outreach services. This is a 40 hour/week internship experience.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 11/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: N/A
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Approximately 25-30 candidates are selected for interviews and are contacted via email or telephone by Dec. 15. Video/telephone interviews are conducted in the first 2 -3 weeks in January and are 50 minutes in length. Several training staff participate in interviewing each candidate using a conference call format. A virtual Open House may be offered in January. 

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 see internship brochure on our web site for complete listing.
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 0
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
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: The University Counseling Center Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology at the University of Notre Dame does not sign additional contracts with academic training programs above and beyond those related to participation in the APPIC Match and does not complete additional competency evaluations beyond those developed by and integrated into the internship program itself.
Program Description

The internship program strives to train interns as Health Service Providers in the profession-wide competencies developed by the American Psychological Association, with a special emphasis on the skills, behaviors, and attitudes of a psychologist working in the context of a university counseling center. These include: ethical and legal standards, professional values and attitudes, research, individual and cultural diversity, assessment, evidence-based intervention, communication and interpersonal skills, interprofessional/interdisciplinary consultation, and supervision as well as an additional competency in outreach and consultation.  Interns will also develop competency in providing clinical and educational skills in up to two training exposure areas. Currently, these include substance abuse, sports psychology, group therapy, grief and loss, and crisis intervention. The program has a dual focus on both clinical training and professional growth. It is expected that interns will make significant developmental transitions during the internship year, including consolidation of a professional identity, enhanced confidence in skills, and increased ability to function autonomously. The training program recognizes the inherent stress that accompanies these transitions. It is designed to provide activities, procedures, and opportunities that facilitate optimal professional growth while remaining sensitive to the challenges of that growth. While interns frequently seek counseling center positions as their first employment, the training at the University of Notre Dame's Counseling Center is broad enough to prepare interns well for a variety of employment settings.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Other: First Generation

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Supervision of Master's Counseling Students


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
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: 76 63 100 49 150 63
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 29 27 50 27 38 28
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 1 0 1 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 2 3 3 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 2 3 3 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 1 1 3
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 9 3 9 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 13 25 14 15 12 21
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: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 2 2 3 3 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
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: 2 1 1 0 0 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 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: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0