Program Information: Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1409
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of North Carolina SOM - Clinical Psych
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Address: University of North Carolina SOM - Clinical Psych
CB 7160
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7160
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 30 miles west of Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-966-4810
Fax: 919-445-0245
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Crystal Schiller
Chief Psychologist: Echo Meyer
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 36
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 9
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Health insurance is provided for all interns except those in the forensic track. Forensic interns receive a somewhat higher stipend. Please see Website Professional fund of $250.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site This is individualized and varies by track and by rotation. See Website for more information.
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Required
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

All applications are carefully reviewed and applicants will be notified by email of their interview status by December 15, 2021.

There are four interview days in January. An interview is required. The interview dates are January 4, 5, 13 and 14, 2022. All interviews will be held virtually this year; awith an additional requirement of an on-site interview for forensic applicants (see below).

The interview day includes group discussions with the faculty to learn about the internship, individual interviews with several faculty members in the tracks of interest to the applicant, slide shows and videos from our sites at the UNC Medical Center and many of our community sites.  There are structured opportunities for discussion with our current interns.  Applicants may indicate faculty members with whom they would like to meet.

Clinical Forensic Applicants, please note: Applicants to the Clinical Forensic track will spend an additional day in on-site interviews with the faculty of the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, NC, and have additional federal screening requirements. These include the following: Applicants for the Clinical Forensic track must have lived in the United States for 3 of the 5 years prior to the internship year, and must be US citizens. Citizenship is not required for the other tracks, although the appropariate visa is required for those who are not US citizens.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Multiple clinical and school psychology programs across the United States and Canada
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: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not 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:
Program Description

See website:

The UNC School of Medicine Clinical Psychology Internship offers depth of training in a specialty area or track, as well as the opportunity for training experiences in other areas within the internship program. The training year is composed of three 4-month rotations. During each rotation, an intern will spend about 50% time in the specialty area and the remaining time in elective clinical rotations, didactics, and, if interested, research. Our intern positions for 2022-2023 include Behavioral Medicine (with a focus on transplant), Clinical Forensic (2 positions), Clinical Child, Autism (TEACCH), Developmental Disabilities (CIDD), Eating Disorders, Reproductive Psychology, and Affective Neuroscience. Please see Website for updates.

Placements sites include multiple clinical programs within the UNC hospitals and outpatient clinics, as well as other community, state, and federal programs in the Triangle region, serving a diverse population with a high proportion of historically underserved individuals and families. Please see our Brochure for details about the various tracks as well as our training opportunities.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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 : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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
Number of Completed Applications: 222 248 246 217 237
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 56 59 69 76 64
Total number of interns: 7 7 8 8 8
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 7 8 8 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 7 7 8 8 8
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 7 8 8 7
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 1 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 3 0 1 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 8 5 6 11 9
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 47 60 56 111 156
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: 8 6 7 6 7
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 1 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 2 1 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 1 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: 1 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 5 3 8
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 1 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0