Department : Counseling & Psychological Services Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1406
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Appalachian State University
Department: Counseling & Psychological Services Center
Address: P. O. Box 32044
Appalachian State University
Boone , North Carolina 28608-2044
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 85 miles west of Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Phone: 828-262-3180
Fax: 828-262-3182
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: Leslie Martin
Chief Psychologist: Christopher Hogan
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35568
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): numerous local discounts for App State employees, reduced price athletic facilities membership, parking eligibility, administrative and technical support, individual offices for each intern, library access
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Work hours are typically 8am to 5pm, with an hour lunch break at noon. Typical work days involve approximately 2-5 hours of direct service provision (including individual, group, emergency, and/or initial consultation appointments; providing supervision to trainees), administrative time (i.e., note writing or preparation for upcoming activities such as outreach presentations), supervision (provided and/or received), and some training received (training seminars, diversity and assessment seminars intern/TD process meetings, etc.). Interns have some flexibility in setting their schedules. Please be aware that COVID-19 has caused some changes to a "typical" work day in recent years (for a time work was all or mostly done remotely/through telehealth). At present, interns will be doing most or all work on site (at the Counseling Center), with the potential for occasional opportunities for remote work. It should be noted that while most of our work is done on site, some clients are still opting to be seen via telehealth (thus, providing some services via telehealth is something that interns can anticipate during the internship year). Updates related to changes caused by COVID-19 or other factors will be shared on our website as they arise. At present (8/2023), staff members (including interns) are working in the Counseling Center and doing primarily in-person services, with some telehealth meetings and appointments and some initial consultations done via phone.
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: 11/12/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2024,01/05/2024,01/08/2024,01/09/2024
Interview process description:

We will be offering Zoom interviews, and dates are tentatively scheduled for Thursday January 4th 2024, Friday the 5th, Monday the 8th, and Tuesday the 9th of January.  We do our best to get to know applicants and let them get to know our staff during our interview process so that they can have a sense of our team atmosphere and assess fit.  Interviews consist of an informal meet and greet with all staff and current interns to start the interview process, an hour-long interview with a three-person "team" comprised of two full-time staff members and a current intern, a virtual tour, a break, and a meeting with the training director.  A standardized set of questions developed by the staff and supplemented by specific questions for candidates will be asked during the formal part of the interview.   During all interviews, applicants are given opportunities to ask questions.  They are welcomed to talk with any staff member or intern to ask questions before and after the formal interviews.  It is anticipated that interviews will take place over the course of a half day for applicants (morning and afternoon interviews will be offered, and typically take place from approximately 8am EST--12:30pm or 1pm EST to 5:30 pm).  Applicants who wish to visit the site and town of Boone are welcome to do so and may contact the training director if they wish to do so, though these decisions will not factor into our ranking process.   

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Our most recent intern cohorts have come from the following programs: George Fox University, Radford University, University of Utah, the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, James Madison University, George Washington University, Florida School of Professional Psychology at National Louis University, Spalding University, Adler University, Oklahoma State University, Springfield College, University of North Texas, Auburn University, Ohio University, East Tennessee State University, the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Schaumburg; James Madison University, University of North Carolina--Charlotte, and the University of Hartford.
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: No
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): 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
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 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: The university requires a background check for all new employees.
Program Description

This program provides in-depth training in health services psychology and exposes interns to the various activities that psychologists provide in a University Counseling Center setting.  We provide solid training for generalist practice, with the ability to specialize and develop skills in some areas.  The training model is a "Practitioner-Developmental" model that emphasizes competent practice, developmental training, individual and cultural diversity, the science of psychology, and professionalism. Interests and theoretical orientations of staff members vary widely. Interns are encouraged to develop their own interests and orientations. Interns are provided experience and develop competence in individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach, consultation, supervision, ethics, diversity, and professional behavior.  Emphasis is particularly placed upon provision of therapy and other direct services to clients.  In addition to service activities in these areas, interns participate in a training seminar, assessment seminar, diversity seminar, a supervision seminar, peer supervision, a process meeting, and staff meetings.  Interns participate in two hours of supervision with a licensed psychologist and an additional hour of consultation/supervision with another staff member each week. Additional supervision is provided for group therapy. While a core curriculum exists, interns are also provided with the opportunity to develop special interest areas including but not limited to any of the above-listed areas, as well as: eating disorders, supervision/training, working with athletes/Athletics, trauma, multicultural and diversity-related expertise, prevention programming, and behavioral health interventions/consultation. The staff strives to create a work and learning environment that is supportive, stimulating, and fun.  Interns are fully integrated into the staff and their presence is highly valued.  Our site is located in a rural resort-area/mountain environment that is rich with outdoor recreation and fantastic scenery.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Experience (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: Experience (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Religion/Spirituality: Experience (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Experience (21% to 30%)
Supervision: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Administration: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: Exposure (1% to 20%)

Crisis Interventions and after hours on-call coverage

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
Number of Completed Applications: 88 75 77 72 88 79 76
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 35 35 37 40 36 36
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1 3 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 0 2 3 2 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 2 1 1 3 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 2 2 1 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 2 2 4 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 12 21 23 36
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 2
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 1