Program Information: Counseling Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1389
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Missouri
Department: Counseling Center
Address: 119 Parker Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211-2340
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 120 miles east of Kansas City, 120 miles west of Saint Louis
Phone: 573-882-6601
Fax: 573-884-4936
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: Jenny Lybeck-Brown
Chief Psychologist: Christine Even
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 14
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/08/2022
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: 29000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Sizable office with a window; 12 paid university holidays including the week between December 25 and January 1. Fifteen additional leave days (sick plus vacation) plus 5 professional development days for dissertation, job search, etc.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site One of the great things about working at a counseling center is that it is challenging to describe a typical day -- there is so much variety! Interns will often see clients, do outreach, provide supervision, receive supervision, attend meetings, complete paperwork, attend seminars, and socialize with other staff members, perhaps by walking to a nearby coffee shop all within the same day. Other days provide other opportunities such as doing group, completing new evaluations, consulting with university community members, providing crisis intervention, reading up on new therapy approaches, attending intern support group lunch, and reviewing session video. Our office is quite social, so there are ample opportunities through each week for casual interactions with many staff members. Our location on a beautiful campus near walking trails, parks, and restaurants make quick self-care breaks out of the office very feasible during a typical lunch hour!
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: 11/15/2021 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:

After an initial review, applicants we are considering will be contacted by email in mid-December to arrange a Zoom interview with members of the selection committee. Zoom interviews will be conducted in late December and early January. Zoom interviews are approximately 45 minutes in length and consist of standardized questions as well as a time for questions from the applicant. Questions cover a variety of topics and are designed to get to know each applicant on a personal level and assess for fit with our site.  While interviews are inherently stressful, we work hard to make this a pleasant process for all involved. 

Following another review, the Training Director will conduct brief, follow-up Zoom interviews in mid-January with all applicants still under consideration. These conversations provide a less formal opportunity to get final questions answered and have a chance to visit with the Training Director.  Applicants will be contacted via email to schedule these interviews, as well.

Following a final discussion of candidates by the selection committee, we will submit our rank list to NMS.  Applicants are encouraged to contact current interns at any time in the process to solicit first hand information regarding our training program.  Applicants will also have an opportunity to participate in a virtual open house with current interns at some point in the selection process (prior to ranks being due).  Questions about the application or selection process should be directed to the Training Director, Dr. Jenny Lybeck-Brown. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Please see our website for a list of (recent) past interns and their respective 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: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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 Not 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: We prefer previous training and experience in multicultural counseling, provision of group therapy, and provision of supervision as well as some experience working with a university/young adult population. We operate using a brief therapy model and also prefer applicants who have some facility with this approach.
Program Description

For a detailed description, please visit our website:





Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
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:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other: Campus Outreach


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
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:
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments:
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Interns are given the option of having specialty focus areas in eating issues, LGBTQ issues, men's issues, working with trauma, clinical supervision/training, working with students of color, working with international students, evidenced-based practice for complex anxiety disorders, or working with social class issues in therapy. 

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: 42 48 55 33 33
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 36 36 40 28 32
Total number of interns: 4 4 3 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 3 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 2 3 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 1 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 1 1 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 2 2 3 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 3 1 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 20 15 1 10 27
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 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 4 4 4 3
Community Mental Health Center: 1 1 1 1 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 1
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 2 3 2 2
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 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