Program Information: New Mexico State University - Aggie Health and Wellness Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1438
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: New Mexico State University
Department: Aggie Health and Wellness Center
Address: Aggie Health & Wellness Center
MSC 3529
PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 40 miles northwest of El Paso, Texas
Phone: 575-646-1512
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Bethany Wellman
Chief Psychologist: Bethany Wellman
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31200
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): University approved holidays; access to university facilities and services, accrued annual/sick leave; benefits (including vision, dental, disability and life insurance) available.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Approximately 50% of the intern's time is spent in direct service. This includes providing individual and group psychotherapy, psychological assessment, outreach, supervising practicum counselors, and walk-in crisis interventions. The remaining time is divided between didactics, receiving supervision, areas of emphasis, and administrative tasks.
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: 11/20/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/07/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/09/2023
Interview process description:

Interview notification date: Dec. 7, 2022

Zoom Interviews offered Jan 9th 2023- Jan 13th 2023 during selected times (MST). Length: 75-90 minutes.  Format: Individual panel interview with current staff for appx 50 minutes, followed by 30 minute informal interview/Q&A with current trainees.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Carlos Albizu University- Clinical Psychology- Psy.D. Azusa Pacific University- Clinical Psychology- Psy.D. Alliant International University- Clinical Psychology- Psy.D. Brigham Young University- Counseling Psychology- Ph.D. Wayne State University- Clinical Psychology- Ph.D. Iowa State University - Counseling Psychology - Ph.D. Fielding University - Clinical Psychology - Ph.D. Arizona State University - Counseling Psychology - Ph.D. New Mexico State University - Counseling Psychology - Ph.D. Illinois School of Professional Psychology - Clinical Psychology - Ph.D. Our Lady of the Lake University - Counseling Psychology - Ph.D. Western Michigan University - Counseling Psychology - Ph.D. Regent University - Clinical Psychology - Psy.D.
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: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 400
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): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not 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: Applicants are required to complete a background check prior to being hired. Please contact if you have questions about how your background check might affect employment at NMSU. Currently NMSU requires all employees in healthcare settings to have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Program Description

The staff at New Mexico State University’s Aggie Health and Wellness Center take a mentorship approach to training within our practitioner-scholar model as we help facilitate the transition of interns into the professional community.  This is accomplished through didactic and experiential learning opportunities intended to both challenge and support trainees during their internship year.  Interns will gain intervention skills related to individual psychotherapy, intake interviewing, crisis interventions, the provision of supervision, group counseling, and outreach.  Our internship also includes training in psychological assessment, career assessment, and collaborative treatment approaches in a university counseling center that is integrated within a primary healthcare setting.

A goal of the internship at the NMSU Aggie Health and Wellness Center is to train social justice-oriented psychotherapists for entry into the field of health service psychology.  To support this goal, trainees at our site also have the opportunity to grow professionally in dedicated areas of special interest. Possible areas of emphasis include: Training Administration, Spanish Language Therapy, LGBTQ+ Health, or Social Justice-Oriented Outreach. Interns may also have the opportunity to develop their own area of emphasis if resources allow.

We have two intern positions that will receive training at the NMSU Aggie Health and Wellness Center for a General Internship program (match code for this program is #143811).  Applicants must be doctoral students enrolled in an APA-accredited graduate program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.  Academic coursework and preparation must be in accordance with APA accreditation standards, and all required coursework must be completed prior to the start of internship.  To be considered for the internship, applicants should have:

  • Passed their comprehensive examinations
  • Provided a minimum of 400 direct service hours (including both assessment and intervention)
  • Successfully proposed their dissertations by the start of internship

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Other: Housing/Food Insecure

Treatment Modalities

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


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

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: 84 42 27 40 91 25
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 41 20 18 18 38 18
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 2 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2 2 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2 2 2 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0 0 0 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 0 1 1 2 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 2 1 1 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 10 0 10 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 13 6 34 75 64 48
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: 3 1 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 1 0 1 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 1 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 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: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 1 0 0 1 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 1 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 2 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 3 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0