Program Information: University of New Hampshire - Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS)

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1419
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of New Hampshire
Department: Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS)
Address: Smith Hall, 3rd Floor
3 Garrison Avenue
Durham, New Hampshire 03824-3556
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
Distance from Major City: 64 miles north of Boston, MA
Phone: 603-862-2090
Fax: 603-862-0650
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: Elisa Bolton
Chief Psychologist: Elisa Bolton
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/21/2023
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: 29013
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): library privileges, staff identification card allowing use of many university resources
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns provide individual and group therapy. They have the opportunity to provide workshops, conduct outreach events, engage in a consultation project, provide peer supervision, and develop a clinical specialty project.
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: 11/07/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/09/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2023
Interview process description:

Your application will be reviewed by the selection committee. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews by email. We will make every effort to notify all applicants of their status by December 9th, 2022. We typically begin interviews in early January and offer several dates over the course of two weeks. Applicants are invited to interview via zoom. Interviews typically last about a half of a day. Applicants are also encouraged to contact current interns to inquire about their experience and to gain helpful information that may facilitate the selection decision making process.

The application process can be stressful, and we want to provide you with as much information as possible. If you have additional questions not answered from the website or APPIC listing, please do contact Dr. Elisa Bolton at or call 603-862-2090.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Antioch University NE, Arizona State University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Colorado State University, Northeastern University, Nova Southeastern University, Oklahoma State University, Perdue University, Springfield College, UMass Boston, Univ of Kentucky, Univ. of Texas – Austin, University of Buffalo, University of Kansas, University of Mass – Amherst, University of Minnesota, William James College
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 450
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 0
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 2
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-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: Yes
How to obtain text of statement: All offers of employment are contingent upon a receipt of a satisfactory background check. Applicants should be aware that background checks may uncover records that applicants assume have been sealed or expunged, which can impact employment eligibility. If you are concerned about the impact of this condition of employment, please notify the Training Director if any issues arise so that we may help to address or resolve any concerns in a timely manner.
Other Requirements:
Program Description

We offer a comprehensive training experience in health service psychology for interns working toward doctoral degrees in counseling or clinical psychology. The internship program provides supervision in individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach and consultation, supervision, administration, and program development. Members of the professional staff represent various theoretical orientations and provide numerous opportunities for supervision. Interns receive a minimum of two hours of individual supervision and two hours of group supervision weekly as well as participate in specialized training seminars, which complement the intern's clinical experience. Interns are highly valued members of the professional staff and are expected to participate in the business and staff development activities. While each staff person maintains their own theoretical orientation, all staff value and acknowledge the importance of relationship in all aspects of their work. The supervisor/mentor serves to facilitate the learning of clinical and therapeutic skills, and advancement in psychology as a profession. During the first few weeks of internship, interns and supervisors share tasks such as intake and emergency coverage, with interns assuming more responsibility and autonomy as they are ready. Other shared activities include co-therapy and co-facilitating seminars and workshops. Although the internship program is relatively structured, there is enough flexibility to individualize training activities to meet interns' specific needs and interests.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Peer Supervision


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: 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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: 0 26 38 35 52
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 0 24 31 28 25
Total number of interns: 0 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 2 0 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1 3 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 2 2 1 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 1 2 1
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 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 0 32 54 78 22
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 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 0 3 2 2 3
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 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 1
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: 0 0 0 1 0 1
University Counseling Center: 0 0 3 2 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 1 0 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 0 0 1 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 1 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0