Program Information: Student Counseling Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1382
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Minnesota
Department: Student Counseling Services
Address: 128 Pleasant Street SE
340 Appleby Hall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Distance from Major City: Located in a Major City
Phone: 612-624-3323
Fax:
Email: tuxx0027@umn.edu
Web Address: https://counseling.umn.edu/
Brochure Website's Address: https://counseling.umn.edu/apa-accredited-predoctoral-psychology-internship
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: Chia-Chen Tu
Chief Psychologist: Vesna Hampel-Kozar
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
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: 35000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Financial sponsorship is available for interns to attend local and regional professional conferences (e.g., Big Ten Counseling Centers Conference, Minnesota Psychological Association annual conference, Minnesota Association of APA-Accredited Psychology Internship Centers Fall and Spring conferences...etc.). Various discounts related to University affiliation (bus/light rail pass, gym membership, university bookstore etc.).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site An intern's day usually consists of a few individual clients, supervision activities of some sort (e.g., preparation for their own, or for supervision provided to a practicum student; attending supervision of supervision), some case management time (case notes, paperwork, consultation), and receiving supervision in one of the major skill areas (supervision, group counseling, outreach). An intern is expected to be in the office 8:30-5:00, with a half hour lunch. Many core aspects of our program may not be represented in a given day (e.g., attending staff meetings, committee involvement), but a full week is a good representation of life at SCS. There is a wide array of activities, and a fair amount of supervision received. Please contact us if you would like a better sense of life as an intern at SCS!
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: 11/15/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants will receive notification about interviews via email, no later than December 15th, 2021. Interviews will take place in the first three weeks of January, 2022. Each internview will be conducted by two staff and one intern through a phone/video conference platform and will last up to 90 mins in length, to allow for additional time for applicants to ask questions. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Various
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: 380
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
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: Successful completion of a background check after the Match but prior to the first day of internship is required for employment at the University. A sexual exploitation check is also conducted and contingent on employment at the University.
Program Description

This internship has been accredited by the APA since 1972 and has been engaged in training for over 50 years. We provide services to the University community, primarily serving the student body. Significant strengths of the program are intensive training in the provision of clinical supervision, ample opportunities to facilitate groups, and supervision of outreach activities.  SCS uses a brief counseling model, with session limits. Clients and counselors set mutually agreed-upon goals following the initial assessment process and work toward achieving those goals.  Our training philosophy emphasizes the application of scientific inquiry to clinical practice, building on existing competencies of interns, continuous improvement of the program via regularly scheduled evaluation, and providing the conditions to foster ongoing professional learning. Please see our website for greater detail.

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:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
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://counseling.umn.edu/  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: 69 66 70 89 50
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 31 32 32 51 36
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 4 4 2 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0 0 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 0 0 1 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 4 4 3 3
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 3 0 1 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 33 10 7 30 18
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 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 4 1 3 3 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 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: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 1 1 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 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 0 0 1
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0