Department : Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1355
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Towson University
Department: Counseling Center
Address: Counseling Center
Towson University
Towson, Maryland 21252-7097
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Baltimore-Towson, MD
Distance from Major City: 10 miles from downtown Baltimore
Phone: 410-704-2512x
Fax: 410-704-3453
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
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: Diane Sobel
Chief Psychologist: Mollie Herman
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/10/2024
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: 37168
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Research time
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical day is from 8 - 5 with a lunch hour and might include a mix of individual and group counseling sessions, same day initial appointments, supervision, seminars, meetings, and outreach presentations. Interns are also encouraged to set aside some time during the week for case management activities.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: 11/01/202311:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2024
Interview process description:

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.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Numerous
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 (if applicable): 350
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
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: For those who match with Towson’s internship, a criminal background investigation is required for hired candidates and the results may impact employment
Program Description

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, same day assessment 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, outreach or externship 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: working with  one of the following Coordinators:  Services for International students, Services for LGBTQIA+ students, Neurodiversity-Affirming Services, Disordered Eating o& Body Image Services, Anxiety and Depression Services, Services for Black Students, or the Behavioral Health Coordinator for Clinical and Sport Pscyhology.   The apprenticeship model also includes other 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.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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)
Sexual Offenders:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Religion/Spirituality: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Administration: Experience (21% to 30%)
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 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 73 91 76 66 96 77 73
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 24 28 29 35 31 34 32
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 3 4 3 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 2 1 0 1 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 0 1 6 0 0 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 21 21 11 24 4 55 11
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 2 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 2 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: