Program Information: Counseling, Health, & Wellness

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1332
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Suffolk University
Department: Counseling, Health, & Wellness
Address: 73 Tremont St., Floor 5
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Country: United States
Metro Area: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
Distance from Major City: Located in the heart of Boston
Phone: 617-573-8226x
Fax:
Email: skendall@suffolk.edu
Web Address: https://www.suffolk.edu/student-life/health-wellness/counseling-center/internship-with-health-service-psychology
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.suffolk.edu/student-life/health-wellness/counseling-center/internship-with-health-service-psychology
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: Stephanie Kendall
Chief Psychologist: Jean Joyce-Brady
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: 08/11/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35568
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Each day is a mix of clinical work, supervision (provided and received), outreach/consultation, and training elements such as didactic seminars. A breakdown of weekly hours is available on our website.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 11/07/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/03/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2022
Interview process description:

CHW conducts virtual interviews with all candidates.  Interviews will be held January 3 - 7, 2022.     

Candidates should plan for a 4 hour interview where we hope you get to know our site while we get to know you.  Our goal is to faciliate a good match between applicants and our site.  Applicants begin by meeting with the Training Director for the first 45 minutes in order to orient to the program and have an opportunity to ask any questions.  Applicants then meet with training staff, primary supervisors, other staff, and finally with one or more of the current interns.  Throughout the process, candidates will have an opportunity to respond to questions from staff as well as ask questions that will help assess how CHW may be a fit for their professional goals and interests. 

 

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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: 425
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 10
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
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: Please note that applicants who Match with our program the offer of employment is contingent upon: successful completion of a background screening, which includes a Social Security trace, Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI), and Criminal background Information (CORI), your eligibility to work in the United States and your agreement to accept your pay via direct deposit. Applicants who know that they will not be qualified for employment based on the factors included in the background (i.e. criminal record, sex offender registry, eligibility for employment in the U.S.) should not apply.
Program Description

https://www.suffolk.edu/campuslife/3668.php

The Counseling, Health, & Wellness Center (CHW) provides comprehensive counseling services within an integrated setting providing medical, counseling, and wellness education services to all Suffolk students. The Center maintains a focus on health rather than on pathology. Clients are regarded as functional individuals who have problems, with a strong emphasis placed on their resilience, strengths, and resources when resolving issues brought to the therapeutic relationship. This health perspective is representative of the manner in which interns are selected and trained.

CHW as a whole is committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming and supportive environment that affirms our multicultural community of students and staff. Every effort is made to hire staff and to select interns that represent various backgrounds and perspectives and to attend to the role of sociocultural identities and individual differences throughout all CHW activities (See CHW’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).

The Doctoral Internship provides supervised experiences and training activities provided in an atmosphere of dynamic personal and professional growth. The training program is specifically designed to offer a wide variety of opportunities to help interns begin functioning as autonomous professional psychologists, including clinical service, consultation, outreach, training, supervision, and professional development.  The Internship Program is rooted by three overarching Training Aims:

  1. Prepare doctoral interns for entry-level practice in the provision of professional psychological services within integrated counseling and health centers in higher education. 
  2. Increase knowledge, skills, and awareness regarding multicultural competence, interpersonal sociocultural differences, and individual identity as they relate to all aspects of professional practice, with a focus on social justice.
  3. Assist in the development of an integrated personal and professional identity based in the application of scientific knowledge, professional values and ethics, and with attention to the power of authenticity.

The Internship Program utilizes a Practitioner-Scholar model (Ellis, 1992), maintaining a commitment to developing interns as "local clinical scientists" (Stricker and Trierweiler, 1995). The "local" focus reinforces the importance of translating and applying empirical scientific work to specific contexts, in this case a university setting. Empirical and theoretical bases of assessment, intervention and consultation are taught via the Program’s ongoing didactic seminars, and training staff place a high value on critical thinking skills in the evaluation and integration of new information by Doctoral Interns. The program utilizes a developmental approach to learning, a mentorship model of professional development, and a systemic understanding of psychology service delivery.

The developmental approach provides graduated learning opportunities whereby interns are expected to function with an increasingly higher level of autonomy, skill and responsibility across the year. Interns are supported by training and supervising staff through developmental transitions from student/learner in the classroom, to learner/practitioner in the field, and to entry-level professional psychologist. This process helps to foster the integration of skills with the underlying theory, research, and scientific content that leads to a high standard of professional practice.

Through mentorship, the program fosters a welcoming environment in which supportive and growth-fostering relationships are formed between senior staff and interns. Training staff uniformly believe that the establishment of authentic supervisory/mentorship relationships form the cornerstone from which interns can best expand their clinical, scientific, consultative, and professional knowledge, become socialized into the profession, and increase the depth and complexity of their thinking about clients, themselves, and relevant professional issues. 

Training staff also continually examine issues with a multi-system perspective, with special attention to the role of sociocultural identities and social justice. Interns are encouraged to incorporate an understanding of how various sociocultural systems or identities may be influencing client needs, professional relationships, clinical interactions and decisions, or the role of psychologists within the larger local, national, and global context.

Ellis, H. C. "Graduate Education in Psychology: Past, Present, and Future," American Psychologist, April 1992, 570-576.

Stricker, G. and Trierweiler, St. "The Local Clinical Scientist: A Bridge between Science and Practice", American Psychologist, 1995, Vol. 50, No. 12, 995-1002

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness:
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: https://www.suffolk.edu/student-life/health-wellness/counseling-center/internship-with-health-service-psychology  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: 102 85
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 30 30 30 30
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 1 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 2 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 2 3 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 1 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 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 10
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0 1 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 3 3 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 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 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: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 2 0 3 2 0
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 0 0 0 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0