Program Information: Lafene Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1305
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Kansas State University
Department: Lafene Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: 1105 Sunset Ave., Room 101
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 119 miles west of Kansas City
Phone: 785-532-6927
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Ryan Staley
Chief Psychologist: Kodee Walls
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site In a typical week, our interns see 20 clients, receive two hours of individual supervision, have up to six hours of seminars/training/additional supervision per week, co-facilitate one interpersonal process therapy group per semester, do weekly triage/drop-in coverage, engage in psychoeducational outreach presentations to the campus, and use assessments when clinically indicated. Perks of our site include the opportunity, when available, to supervise one practicum student and engage in supervision of supervision. Our internship also includes one clinical rotation for interns with the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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: 11/19/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants are interviewed individually during a one-hour phone or video conference call. We also include an optional 30-minute one-on-one meeting with the training director before the committee interview.  We choose not to require in-person interviews to respect limitations on time and finances that applicants may have. An optional open house is scheduled for early January (typically the second or third Friday of January) so applicants can visit Counseling Services and meet our staff and current interns if interested and able. Applicants are encouraged to contact staff or interns for answers to any questions about our great site!

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Oklahoma State University, Louisiana Tech, Alliant University, and University of Wisconson
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: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 350
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
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: N/A
Other Requirements: Note: The requirement of 350 AAPI Intervention Hours can include hours from a terminal master's program, doctoral program, and anticipated hours. Your application must include the following: Three letters of reference, two of which must be written by clinical supervisors; transcripts from your current graduate program; and some practicum experience with college students (e.g., university counseling center, departmental clinic).
Program Description

Our internship program aims to develop and train competent generalists in health service psychology, prepared for post-doctoral practice. We strive to facilitate the development of ethical, professional psychologists who are knowledgeable and respectful of human diversity, and who will contribute to the field of psychology and their communities. We emphasize the practice of evidence-based clinical and counseling psychology while providing supervision through a developmental lens. We maintain a social justice stance, and accordingly, we offer an array of seminars and supervised training experiences, all of which emphasize “learning by doing,” combined with the “open door” culture among our interdisciplinary staff. Training and clinical work occur in a university counseling center that serves a campus community of 22,000+ students. Our interns gain extensive experience working with a variety of mental health issues in addition to typical developmental concerns intrinsic in college student populations. Training activities include individual and group psychotherapy; urgent/crisis counseling; psychological/clinical assessment; supervision (receiving and providing); outreach with the campus community; plus consultation with students, staff, faculty, and parents. Additionally, interns receive training through their participation in several training seminars throughout the year. We include a heavy emphasis on equity for all and provide interns opportunities to engage in social justice activities.

Internship Training Opportunities


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: Graduate Students

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

We offer interns the opportunity to participate in clinical rotations with the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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
Number of Completed Applications: 25 33 47 24 80
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 23 27 32 20 46
Total number of interns: 4 3 2 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 3 2 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 2 2 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 2 3
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 12 5 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 20 23 13 9
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 1 1 2 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 4 1 0 0 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 1
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 1 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 2 2 2 0 1
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 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 0 2 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 1 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0