Site Name: Towson University
Department: Counseling Center
In December, applicants are invited for an interview in January. Interviews will be conducted remotely using video conferencing. During the 4-hour interview process, applicants speak with numerous staff psychologists, all current interns, and the training director in 4-5 separate meetings. Due to scheduling restrictions, the Center cannot accomodate requests to interview with specific staff, but applicants are invited to contact staff members of interest after their interviews are over if they did not get to meet with someone for whom they have specific questions.
The internship provides opportunitiies to learn about and seek a balance between the various roles and functions of a Counseling Center psychologist, maintain a sense of priority regarding professional/personal demands, and allow individualization of emphasis. The activities are divided into core components and electives. Examples of core components include: individual and group counseling, intake and crisis intervention, providing supervision, intern seminars, outreach and consultation, and research. Interns learn to function in our Flexible Care Model which offers same-day access to students and also provides ample opportunity for ongoing counseling with appropriate clients. Electives include full apprenticeship opportunities, where interns can work closely with a Counseling Center staff member and learn more about their role (e.g. training director, clinical director, diversity coordinator, etc.) or can choose electives instead in an "a la carte" fashion. Examples of possible a la carte elective opportunities (some of which would also be included in an apprenticeship where appropriate) include: specialized training in substance abuse counseling (beyond that provided through the core experiences), administrative opportunities (e.g. participation on the Center's Intern Selection Committee), additional research (beyond that provided through the core experiences), teaching an undergraduate Personal Life and Career Planning class, etc. Additionally, interns may develop their own ideas for electives in consultation with the training director. Intensive supervision is provided for all activities, core or elective.
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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.