Department : Counseling and Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1412
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Duke University
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services
Address: 305 Towerview Road 3rd Floor
Box 90955
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0955
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 26.5 miles Northeast of Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-660-1000x
Fax: 919-660-1024
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: Catherine Goyeneche
Chief Psychologist: Catherine Goyeneche
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2023
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: 48700
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Access to Duke Libraries, Lemur Center, Nasher Museum and others, Duke-affiliated on-campus childcare facility
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Short- and long-term psychotherapy, group counseling, assessment, developmental programming/workshops, campus and community engagement, access triage, mental health consultation for students, families, academic faculty and administration; multidisciplinary treatment collaboration, referral services and diversity apprenticeship. Didactic opportunities include supervision, seminars, colloquia and professional development. Release time for research and dissertation-related projects balance service activities.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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: 11/04/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/15/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2023-01/13/2023
Interview process description:

The Training Director chairs an internship selection committee comprised of staff psychologists, licensed staff members, and current or former interns. The committee meets in November to discuss interview procedures and expectations. The Training Director reviews applications and top candidates are selected for interviews. Those not selected for interviews are notified by email by December 15, 2022. Interviews will be conducted between January 3-13, 2023. 

All interviews are conducted via Zoom. CAPS is mindful of the cost-prohibitive nature of travel to multiple internship sites for interviews.  Consequently, we only conduct videoconference interviews.  Each interview lasts 45 minutes and is conducted by 2-3 members of the committee, including the Training Director. Each applicant may request to speak further with a current or recent intern for more information in a less formal context, about internship and/or living in the Triangle area. 

Occasionally, candidates may decide to visit the center and campus.  We are able to accommodate informal visits as well.  Phone conversations and visits after the phone interviews are offered for candidates to gain as much information about CAPS as possible.  Please understand that these contacts will not be factored into the formal selection process. Candidates will not meet members of the selection team.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Albizu University, Indiana University, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, University of Memphis, UT-Austin, Roosevelt University, University of Akron, University of Kentucky, UW-Madison, Our Lady of the Lake University, University of Utah, Florida State University, Washington State University, Fuller Graduate School, Fordham University (past 7 cohorts in order of most recent, 2022 to 2015)
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable):
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: Duke University mandates Covid vaccination or approval of religious or medical exemption for all employees.
Program Description

Duke CAPS training program is based on the health service psychologist training model, with an emphasis on experiential clinical learning and use of evidence-based research in the provision of services. Training occurs within an interdisciplinary agency of psychologists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, and psychiatry professionals.  Didactic and applied learning exercises occur within an interprofessional working environment that includes health and wellness professionals from Student Health, DuWell, and Duke Reach (case management). The overarching goal of Duke CAPS training program is to foster personal and professional growth within a health and wellness model, consistent with the goals of CAPS and Student Affairs. Specific aims include:  

  1. Foster the intern’s professional identity as a Health Service Psychologist, which includes rapid entry into a professional work setting. 
  2. Develop the intern’s assessment, individual, group, workshop, consultation and crisis intervention capabilities for service users. 
  3. Develop the intern’s skills in outreach, interdepartmental collaboration, and community engagement. 
  4. Increase the intern’s awareness and knowledge of human diversity at the micro- and macrolevels of intervention.
  5. Increase the intern’s awareness and knowledge of the ethical principles of psychologists and how these principles are applied in a service setting.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: 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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 95 150 123 109 116 99
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 40 40 40 40 40 40
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 3 3 3 3 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 3 3 3 3 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 2 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 6 5 31
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 1 3 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 2 0 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 1 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 1 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 2 1 2 2 2 3
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 1 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 1 0