Site Name: University of Notre Dame
Department: University Counseling Center
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.
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.
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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.